Monthly Archives: December 2010

Watch your step.

Marching Orders for 2011 This phrase is sometimes said out of genuine concern for your well-being, when you’re about to enter a potentially dangerous situation. Be careful, don’t stumble…sort of akin to “mind the gap” in London. Other times, it’… Continue reading

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I miss my momma.

When it started to snow today, my first thought was to call my mom. Living in Mexico, as she did, she would have loved to hear about it. Lately, that’s often my first impulse: I need to call Momma. People say, it must be so unreal that she’s gone…. Continue reading

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The Outing of Belmont University

The recent flap about the departure of Lisa Howe, the soccer coach at Belmont University, over the issue of her gay orientation is only interesting because anybody is surprised. Belmont is a private institution; it takes no tax dollars, so it may … Continue reading

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I’m not afraid of the dark.

We like to say that all Jewish holidays have one theme: they tried to kill us, they didn’t, let’s eat. Certainly, that’s the basic premise of Hanukkah: survival. The rest of Hanukkah is tradition, to light candles, eat fried foods–like we need an… Continue reading

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