Lord, Deliver Me.

Lord, deliver me.   Deliver me from hatred into love.   Deliver me from anger into peace.   Deliver me from sadness into joy. Lord, Deliver me from silence when I should speak From complacency when I should be moved From guilt when I should be grateful.   Lord, Deliver me   from my careless … Continue reading Lord, Deliver Me.

How can I make a difference?

It was the last leg of a very long trip for me. A fun and fulfilling trip, but a long one. The trip I took to Europe last year was taxing both physically and emotionally. I took in so much wisdom, so many stories, and a good amount of chocolate. Europe was full to the … Continue reading How can I make a difference?

tasting our bitter herbs.

In a traditional Passover meal, it’s common to partake in bitter herbs. A seder often includes an herb called maror, which literally means “bitter.” The word bitter comes up a lot in the book of Exodus, probably because the Israelites don’t really look back on Egypt with a whole lot of fondness. But they looked back on it nevertheless. … Continue reading tasting our bitter herbs.

Writer’s Envy, Or, an Inch of Influence.

In recent weeks I’ve had more time to read. I used to be an avid reader, especially of the classics, but college will do things to you. After reading a social science textbook for three hours straight, trying to make sense of abstract concepts and miles of charts…sitting down and reading a book afterward isn’t … Continue reading Writer’s Envy, Or, an Inch of Influence.

What Art Isn’t.

A few years ago, a critic in my hometown was reviewing a local art festival, which has become a huge community event for our city. He was complaining about how he felt the nature of the event had become somewhat plebeian, where art was subjected to the votes of regular people, and those regular people … Continue reading What Art Isn’t.

Dreams vs. Goals.

Hello, internet. It’s been awhile since I’ve checked in on you guys. (It hasn’t been, actually. I check the internet every day to find out more about Kim Kardashian’s baby, obviously. But it’s been awhile since I’ve written.) Life has been busy for me. I recently moved, made adulty decisions like what internet service to … Continue reading Dreams vs. Goals.

Things that Mean Things

I’ve been cleaning house lately, getting rid of things I don’t need. The usual stuff: Blankets, Old clothes, Stuffed animals from years gone by, Books that have gone untouched for years. It didn’t take long for me to whittle down All the things I didn’t need, Put away in brown bags to be sent to … Continue reading Things that Mean Things

What if We’re Not Actually Busy?

There are five other things I could be doing right now, but instead I’m writing this. That’s a predicament we find ourselves in often, isn’t it? We have a laundry list of things to do, but we don’t do them. We find something else to do that is much more trivial. Netflix, for example. (Or … Continue reading What if We’re Not Actually Busy?