• On Others’ Comparisons of Trump Voters to Nazis

    by  • November 14, 2016 • 1 Comment

    OK, fellow white people*, if you really want, let’s talk about Nazis. (*People of colour, it’s not that you can’t read this, it’s that you probably already know way better than I could ever put it. But you shouldn’t have to dredge up the emotional energy to confront and educate even more of our...

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    More Yom Kippur Thoughts: Kol Nidre

    by  • October 24, 2016 • 0 Comments

    They say that you don’t really know something until you’ve taught it to someone else. It’s true: despite growing up Jewish and going to Hebrew day school, there’s a lot about Judaism I didn’t know until I explained it to Boyfriend, who is not Jewish. Specifically, it never occurred to me how odd the...

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    On the Book of Life: Yom Kippur Thoughts

    by  • October 17, 2016 • 0 Comments

    I don’t think I believed it literally, not even as a little girl. We chant it over and over, several times throughout each service on the yamim noraim, the Days of Awe. On Rosh Hashanah, it is written. On Yom Kippur, it is sealed. The verses refer to one of the understandings of the...

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    Why I, an Adult, Am Not Ashamed To Play Pokémon GO

    by  • October 3, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Gather round, haters! I’d like to tell you about a little something I call “why Pokémon GO is an OK thing for grown adults to enjoy.” Obviously, I’m biased. I’m a grown adult: I can legally vote, drive, and sign contracts; I am fortunate enough to be gainfully employed in a couple careers that...

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    My New Supervillain Career Path

    by  • September 26, 2016 • 2 Comments

    Hello, everyone! I’ve decided life’s too short not to run around in capes and spandex and big-ass helmets that will probably make me topple forward face-first. Join me in my decision process as I decide to make a career switch to… supervillain!

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    How Fandom Adds Urgency To Series

    by  • September 19, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Real talk: I have moral unease about pirating movies, shows, music, and books. Not because the corporate distribution systems are perfect — they’re not, and they definitely have neither the consumers’ nor the artists’ best interests in mind — but because the collateral damage to individuals and institutions I do care about, like creators,...

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    Thoughts on Being Bored

    by  • September 5, 2016 • 4 Comments

    I used to have a book that promised 1001 things to do. The title was slightly misleading: the authors counted similar activities individually. For instance, “start a book club!” and “start a mystery book club!” might be two separate items. They also often had the misfortune of requiring more people to available to participate,...

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