Oct 6 2014
Now that the New Year is over, let’s talk about the “gap year” because it’s been on my mind. The gap year? Yes. The gap year.
Not what you were expecting after Yom Kippur, I know. But take a listen.
What’s a gap year, you say? Well, a gap year is the time between when a teenager finishes high school and starts college. Gap year consciousness and gap year programs are becoming increasingly popular in the US. In fact, Harvard actually recommends a gap year to all incoming students, Princeton has an entire gap year department, and Tufts now offers a stipend to students who do a social justice gap year.
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Oct 23 2013
Not that I read comments on Facebook. Or Twitter. Because that just plain old brings me down. And it once caused me to impose a Facebook strike on myself which has continued, if to a lesser extent, to this day.
But I might have seen some comments about a few things that I do want to address. It involves what I “tweet” about or post about here on Kveller.com. Maybe. And they might warrant a response or three.
Mayim Bialik is too self-promoting.
Um…yeah. It’s what Facebook and Twitter can be used for. I don’t use either for my personal life. I don’t have any friends from high school or even my BFF who I communicate with on Facebook or Twitter. I don’t see friends’ pictures on Facebook from their glorious vacations or see their cute kids with avocado on their faces via the internet. I don’t use it for that because it’s overwhelming and I am a fuddy-duddy and I have too many things to do to spend more time on the internet. I promise. Read the rest of this entry →