Feb 14 2012
As I have discussed about birthdays previously on Kveller, Valentine’s Day is another one of those holidays that, for me, loses significance since I have kids. I don’t even deem Valentine’s Day worthy of a whole post; that’s how not into it I am.
However, I will share with you how my husband and I celebrate it.
We have a “who can find the cheesiest Valentine’s Day card” contest every year. And that’s it. Read the rest of this entry →
Jan 23 2012
A former student of mine–with my help–proposed to his girlfriend on the set of The Big Bang Theory a few weeks ago.
Let’s do a Talmudic-style analysis of this sentence, phrase by phrase, squeezing the meaning and implications out of every word for the ultimate purpose of a deep and powerful understanding of it.
1. “A former student of mine”: After Blossom ended, I earned a BS in Neuroscience (with a minor in Hebrew and Jewish Studies) from UCLA. I was 23 when I finished my degree and I went directly into a PhD program, also in Neuroscience. Part of our training in graduate school is to be a teacher’s assistant, or TA. I always loved teaching (my parents were both teachers until retiring with a combined 65-some years of experience) and was a TA for about half a dozen classes in my seven years of graduate school. Read the rest of this entry →