Monthly Archives: December 2011

Thank you for asking.

I’ve been trying to figure out why that phrase is so annoying. When someone inquires as to another person’s well-being, why is it necessary to give a positive stroke for being a normal human being? What does “thank you for asking” really mean? Pos… Continue reading

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Points of light.

The evening of the day I converted to Judaism, Torah-study buddies Peggy and Susan gave me a set of glasses that turn every point of light into a Star of David; pretty handy here on the buckle of the Bible belt. It was the first night of Hanukkah … Continue reading

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I suck at this.

Nobody likes to be bad at what they do, but we’re all willing to be bad at what we don’t want to do. Like resetting the clock on every electronic device in the house when the electricity comes back on. Or hooking up the new cable box. If the situa… Continue reading

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