When I was ten years old, I decided I would no longer eat pork. Partly brought on by the appreciation for the animal itself, I realized that I’d never much liked pork to begin with. Rather than say to people something like, “Well, I hate pork chops, but sometimes I end up eating sausage when my mom makes red beans and rice,” it was easier to eliminate it entirely.
“I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus/This is it, the apocalypse/Whoa.” -“Radioactive,” by Imagine Dragons, aka the official song of 2013.
Last night marked the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish calendar year. It’s a celebration of a new year and new beginnings, to be sure, but Rosh Hashanah is also a commemoration of the anniversary of the creation of humanity, and a call to repentance – symbolized by repeated blasts on the shofar, a ram’s horn. Read More Make ‘Em Say Rosh!: Reflections on the Jewish New Year 5773
I usually write about television, but I completely forgot to DVR the show I was going to review. Then, I couldn’t get the video of it to play online. So, I’ve come to the conclusion that the universe is trying to tell me to do something else, and that’s talk about a new book that I had to stop myself from reading all in one sitting. Read More “Unorthodox” Offers Fascinating Glimpse into a Private World