I turned 40. It's a strange age to turn because I never expected to become forty. It was something that happens to old people and I really didn't think it would happen. But it has and I reflected on the past 40 years. So many jobs, so many friends, so many experiences. I've hit many … Continue reading Turning 40
On my eighth year of reading, where I read at least 20 books for the past six, I realized that by now I should have finished my original "to read" list of 100 books. And yet, that list has now grown to over 300 books and I have only read eleven of those books. This … Continue reading Lessons from Seven Years of Reading-Read Intentionally
. Wandering Stars by Sholem Aleihem 450p ****This is one of the most important works by a Ukrainian-born Yiddish language writer best known for writing the book Tevye the Dairyman based on which was the musical Fiddler on The Roof. I loved this book until the last page. It is an amazing look at the … Continue reading Books of 2022
No one comes with a manual for children, but somehow I think women are more prepared, even though they are totally unprepared. Men however have an easier job but that job is completely self-taught. There are no lactation specialists. You get virtually zero help from friends or fathers, you are expected to figure everything out, … Continue reading First Year
Pagans: Controls Weather. Ancient Jews: Creates a flood and kills all people. Later Jews: Turns a stick into a snack and lowers the tide. Christians: Turns water to wine. Muslims: Provides Virgins. Evangelicals: Will kill everyone except Evangelicals. Mormons: Told a guy some stories and buried books under a tree. Scientologists: Magic alien stuff in … Continue reading Religion Miracles Over Time
Growing up, we worry about getting pregnant or getting someone pregnant, but once you're married and ready for it, for many people in the middle class, it becomes not so easy. A thirty-year-old woman has been on birth control for over ten years. The body is accustomed to thinking it is always pregnant. It takes … Continue reading Pregnant
The other day I met with a client over coffee. We discussed his life, my life and eventually we got down to business, or lack thereof. He has a few projects going but there are a few he has been trying to get that just haven't taken off. We brainstormed on things we can do, … Continue reading Doing Better Business-Importance of Knowing Why Something Works.
My 30 day challenge of trying to drive less.
There's a strange thing about every new wave of students. Every year you say good bye to old students, who you know and who are special and to whom you gave a piece of yourself and they gave a piece of themselves to you. Then, you see the new and unfamiliar faces. They seem so … Continue reading Teaching III- New Students
It’s been a few months of teaching. The feeling of fear of kids looking at me is, expecting me to talk is pretty much gone. I have my lessons ready and they are on near autopilot. The bigger anxiety now is will my information be age-appropriate, will they like it, will they be engaged. You … Continue reading Teaching II: A few months later.