Category Archives: Simplicity

Crossing Pico/Robertson

My daughter was checking her many, many messages on her many, many dating apps a while back, and she came across this one. At first Shira thought it was some woman checking her out (which has been known to happen. … Continue reading

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Ghostwriting

I ghostwrite for a living. I come up with insightful pieces about Jewish themes and write succinct essays and articles that are sent out into the world under another person’s name. For the most part, I don’t have a problem … Continue reading

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Call Me Feminist

I have, after another 7 months, finally come up with the post topic that has kicked my butt into writing again. It’s time for me to reclaim my feminist self. I spent so much of my younger life standing on … Continue reading

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Catharsis

The election truly crushed my spirit, and I had pretty much given up on writing my blog. I just had no enthusiasm for it. Two things happened recently to change that. The first was that I sent a few posts to … Continue reading

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Just Vote

I didn’t think that I was going to be so emotional about this election. It has been such a clusterf*@k since the beginning and I thought by now I was immune. But here I am teary-eyed. As I have mentioned … Continue reading

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Productive

Last Friday, October 14, was the one year anniversary of my first post. This got me to thinking about far I have come in a year. First, my house is still pretty much as I last wrote about it, so better than last October, but … Continue reading

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American Beauty

I discovered a big bruise on my shin the other day, and when I went to show it to my daughter, the words inadvertently popped out of my mouth: “I hate my legs.”  The moment they were out, I regretted … Continue reading

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Diver Appreciation

Last Saturday night was the Volunteer Diver Appreciation Party at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Shira volunteers there as a diver, an aquarist, and as an education docent. But tonight was about honoring the divers. At 23, she is one … Continue reading

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Who Knew?

This morning on my walk, I said hello to my down-the-street neighbor, Pete. Pete must be in his late seventies, has lived in his house longer than I’ve lived in mine (25 years), and he still drives a semi-truck cab that … Continue reading

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Therefore Choose Love

When I was in college, my motto was “Therefore Choose Life,” a phrase that comes from Deuteronomy 30:19 (“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. … Continue reading

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