Americans: Pay Attention to Venezuela (Part I)

This topic is back on my blog because two days ago my Aunt was beaten and robbed by a gang of thieves in Venezuela. They took nearly everything she had, including every scrap of food, and left her and my elderly great-uncle in bad shape. This horrifying violation of my family's peace of mind has … Continue reading Americans: Pay Attention to Venezuela (Part I)

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Cat in the Bathroom

Anyone who knows me will completely and utterly unsurprised by the content of this post. I've been an unwavering animal person my whole life. I have a vivid memory of being in the car with my mom on the way home from karate when I was 9 or 10 years. We were approaching a red … Continue reading Cat in the Bathroom

Challah!

A couple of months ago I decided to start trying to observe the Sabbath (Shabbat) as fully as I can. No work, no social media, no vegetating on Netflix, no chores, no to-do lists. As much as that probably sounds like a freaking wonderful vacation (which is the kind of the whole point), let me … Continue reading Challah!

VENEZUELA : S H O R T   H I S T O R Y    L E S S O N 

With the events in Venezuela finally coming to peoples' attention in the US, I thought I'd put together a simplified, abridged version of the events of the last few decades and how Venezuela got to where it is today.  FIRST OF ALL, this nonsense started with (fucking) Hugo Chavez. When Chavez originally came to power … Continue reading VENEZUELA : S H O R T   H I S T O R Y    L E S S O N