A Modern Mikvah

A little over a year ago, a few friends and I hosted a women's circle to celebrate our bride-to-be friend Carrie. I never blogged about it although I got permission, because I don't feel like I can capture its meaning and beauty in words. But, I'll share our introductory words and the format in case… Continue reading A Modern Mikvah

Do things, tell people.

According to Carl Lange, these are the only two things you need to do to be successful, which he (very well) defines as taking advantage of personally interesting opportunities. Matt Swanson wrote a follow-up post with the reminder that telling people about what you do can come in the form of writing, of blogging. I… Continue reading Do things, tell people.

Obama & Chavez were smooching?! Not really…. it’s part of United Colors of Benetton's effort to bring awareness to their Unhate Foundation, which seeks to contribute to the creation of a new culture of tolerance and to combat hated. The ad campaign, featuring world leaders kissing and made possible by photoshop, is self-aware in its… Continue reading

The Etiquette of Being Late.

Being late happens. Here’s the plain, non-sugarcoated truth about what to do when you’re late or waiting for someone who’s late, and how to make up for it both in the moment and in the future. For the purpose of conversation, I will refer to the below scenarios resulting from a person’s affinity towards tardiness… Continue reading The Etiquette of Being Late.

Better than Paint by Number: Paint by Beard!

It’s true. Great art with even better motivation. Graham Clark, who’s a super funny and cool guy living the dream in Vancouver, started churning out these ridiculously talented paintings using his newly-grown out beard as his paintbrush, and is selling the works to raise money for his buddy Ryan. Ryan, a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy,… Continue reading Better than Paint by Number: Paint by Beard!