On Reflection and the Seemingly Unbearable Being of Happiness

Best-selling author, AJ Jacobs, once wrote that he was Jewish the same way Olive Garden is Italian. In other words, there might be hints of the traditions, but the ingredients for the old world depth and history were missing. Olive Garden is “spiritually” Italian. And, like AJ, I consider myself a spiritual Jew. And while … Continue reading

Family (In)Sanity

Thanksgiving is upon us. I know this because of all the “Is it me or is anyone else amazed that it’s already Thanksgiving” posts/status updates on Facebook. With Thanksgiving comes the annual questions about what everyone is doing, where everyone is going and whether or not the crazy aunt, uncle, brother, sister, in-law or whomever … Continue reading