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
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.
Incredibly well-produced video by Alyssa and others at my high school. Very important, please watch and spread the word, just don’t say it.(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
The August 28, 1963 I Have a Dream speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about. Mindy Kaling, in her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Mindy’s book is fantastic, and also the second pink item that I own. It’s really inspiring (but… Continue reading
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
Don’t know if any of you faithful readers remember way back earlier this summer when a friend was looking for other friends to write a poem, but I finally did it. And I kind of like it. So, I now (with extreme trepidation) share it with you. Untitled (right?)i don’t know exactly what a poem… Continue reading I wrote a poem (?)
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.
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!
You can’t stay in your corner of the forest, waiting for others to come to you; you have to go to them sometimes. Winnie the Pooh