Self Exploration

Sound and Fury

  When I was in seventh grade, I took a sign language class. It was something I’d always wanted to…

Self Exploration

Weeds

I like to think of myself as this one-with-the-earth hippie type that lives for the outdoors, content only when wrist-deep…

Spiritual Discovery

One Page a Day

Years ago, my family spent Passover vacation at a resort in Arizona, where hundreds of Jewish families like mine came to tour the desert,…

Grief and Loss

It Will Be Good

I don’t remember meeting Esther. In my memory, she’s simply held the post of “best friend” for the duration of…

The Cape House

To Make You Pretty

This morning, my three-year-old, Aryeh, presented me with an index card he’d colored with meticulous attention – and every marker…

Writing

Meeting Paula Danziger

As a young reader, I had two favorite writers: Judy Blume and Paula Danziger. Judy wrote about the angst, anxiety,…