Jul 31 2012
A Little Girl Broke My Daughter’s Heart & I’m Mad
So, I wanted to cut a bitch today. Which isn’t really anything new, except for one thing: This “bitch” was 3 1/2 years old. (Watch the storm clouds roll in, people. It’s about to get real.) It was the end … Continue reading
Jul 24 2012
Trying to “Find Myself” at Age 31
“You’re on the kibbutz a lot these days,” someone said to me during Shabbat dinner in the dining hall. “It’s nice.” It is nice. And it’s true: I am here a lot these days, for two reasons: 1. I’m dating … Continue reading
Jul 19 2012
Fifty Books Even Sexier than 50 Shades of Grey
I don’t like most mainstream porn. I don’t need to see every ingrown hair on an enthusiastically waxed vulva. Skin tags on testicles don’t do it for me. Close ups just aren’t sexy. They leave nothing to the imagination. It’s … Continue reading
Jun 19 2012
Jealousy & The Other Woman
So, it turns out I am a very jealous woman. Case in point: Once upon a star-studded night in Berkeley, just a few short months after we first hooked up, B and I sat on the stoop of my boarding … Continue reading
Jun 7 2012
The Kibbutz Isn’t So Bad
Let’s see… how do I say this without sounding like a total ass? Ok. Fine: I don’t hate the kibbutz. (Anymore.) In fact, I kind of like it. Ever since I left late last year, I’ve come to realize that … Continue reading
May 29 2012
My Jewish Abortion
It’s no secret why frightened looking girls walk into the social worker’s office on the second floor of the Student Health Center at UC Berkeley. And while I sat there, vaguely nauseous and needing to pee (for the third time … Continue reading
May 9 2012
My Mother, In the Pictures
My mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November, 1999.
Apr 30 2012
What Happens When My Kids Google Me?
Growing up, my biggest fear was that my parents would embarrass me.
Apr 23 2012
Searching for Birth Control in the Holy Land
If I’m going to lecture my daughter some day in the faaaaar distant future about the importance of birth control, then it’s important to practice what I preach
Apr 16 2012
(Too) Frequently-Asked Questions About Separation
Let’s qualify that bullshit, shall we? Some days I’m fine. But some days, I wake up from a dream that shakes me into submission where I swear I hear my children screaming. And then I’m not fine.