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What Are You Reading?

September 21, 2018

And how are you reading it?

Illustration by Tom Gauld

Guilt Trip

September 20, 2018

The annual Jewish Day of Atonement has just passed and it’s rife with opportunities for guilt. This year, my fast didn’t last. I snuck out of synagogue late afternoon (rather than waiting till after sunset), walked to a friend’s house who lives nearby, and then all bets were off. But despite the lapse, I had a meaningful experience. And I’m relieved the next one is a full year away. 

Illustration by Liana Finck

Carb Dreams

September 18, 2018

As I enter a day of fasting and repentance, I’ll be spending at least a little time thinking about eating fries.

Wood art by Camp Bosworth


Setting Priorities

September 17, 2018


Illustration by Marc Johns

Enough of Not Enough-ism

September 14, 2018

Over the course of a long dating life, I’ve heard a few of these “pitfalls” as an explanation for why I don’t have a husband. #Basta

New Yorker cartoon by Liana Finck

The Gifts of Summer

September 13, 2018

This morning at 6:15, it was so dark outside, I thought my clock must be wrong. There are still good tomatoes at the Farmer’s Market, but I feel the days of summer slipping away. 

Heirlooms by Jeremy Miranda

Hot Button Issues

September 12, 2018

For about a year now, I’ve been trying to find my way back to an acquaintance with whom I have political disagreements. I’ve known her for more than a decade and our leanings were never an issue before the 2016 presidential election. We had found a way to peacefully coexist. But all that got ruptured. And now, I don’t know how to break the ice. Suggestions?

Photo by Adam Hillman


Party like it’s 5779

September 9, 2018

As we head into the Jewish High Holidays, I’ve just pulled a batch of “Rugelach” from the oven in the hopes of ushering in a sweet year ahead. I’ll be back at FPS in a few days.

End of Week Zen

September 7, 2018

Don’t forget to have some fun this weekend!

365 quotes 2018 from Design Crush

Do You Paint?

September 6, 2018

Over the weekend, I ran into my Tesla-driving neighbor who was in the middle of painting his bathroom. I wondered why he hadn’t hired someone to do the work. But maybe, this was a fun way for him to spend a Sunday.


Illustration by Serge Bloch