Author Archives: lucidgal

About lucidgal

Marketer, artist, blogger, entrepreneur, teacher. Helping people connect.

Obama and Jesus

Today, I’m taking a break from my usually sunny, optimistic stance to comment on the mid-term elections. There may be some sarcasm, snark, and more than a few bad words. Let’s begin… What the fuck is Tennessee thinking? The only … Continue reading

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A Convert’s Bill of Rights Version 2

Reading Bethany Mandel’s article in The Times of Israel, I felt so badly for her. Her betrayal by Rabbi Barry Freundal, who presided over her conversion to Judaism, feels like the ultimate lie: the very clergy responsible for advancing the … Continue reading

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Teshuvah, and other people’s flowers.

When I was about four or five years old, there was a neighbor down the block that had a huge swath of yellow daffodils in her yard. I sashayed down there and picked them, almost all of them, armloads of them, … Continue reading

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#WhySheStayed

The current flap about football player Ray Rice’s beating of his now-wife, Janay, may not help her but it may save other women. In a HuffPo article, writer Rachel Leibrock has a problem with the shaming of domestic violence victims who felt compelled to … Continue reading

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I’m gonna love y’all.

A friend of mine, a committed Methodist, was telling me about her new preacher. The Methodists usually assign ordained ministers to their posts, and those ministers are pretty well educated: bachelors degree and seminary, at a minimum. So when my … Continue reading

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Gone.

  CLARIFICATION: In the 24 hours since I wrote this post, I have heard and read two mental health care professionals say that articles should take care not to glorify suicide or offer it as a “way out.” This article … Continue reading

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Counting

It’s been a rough month. On June 12, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered by Palestinians, probably Hamas operatives. In what was certainly an act of revenge, a Palestinian teenager was burned alive in a forest near Jerusalem. What … Continue reading

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