“I have to tell you something.”
Oy. This was the second time in four days that my husband came to me with some kind of emergency. The first time, he told me that he found our remaining…gerbil, Buzzy, dead in the tank. As we have had a lot of pet deaths recently, we have become experts at grieving, and grieving quickly. So, that day, I left work early, picked up my 12 year old, and trekked to the pet store to get two new male gerbils. It was important to get… >> Read More
I was deep in my third trimester and sweating through the Tel Aviv heat when I thought to myself, “Never again.” Seven years into my life in Israel, I just couldn’t spend another hot, intense,…and chaotic summer there. It’s not just the blistering sun and the heavy moisture in the air that makes everything feel so hard. The heat creates a kind of intensity that seems to put everyone on edge. Sure, the first few weeks of summer in Israel are nice, as the temperatures start to climb, the… >> Read More
Oh, if I could count the many discussions my husband and I have had on this topic — multiple times a day, some days. Pros, cons; the list begins.
This house fit us well enough and served its…purpose well enough when we bought it 12 years ago. It was our first home in a very reasonably priced neighborhood near Cleveland. I was teaching high school in a nearby community, and my husband was traveling often, furthering his sales career. The location was convenient and the plan was to stay five, maybe six… >> Read More
Two weeks ago, I got a call from my local butcher. “Hi, Shannon? Yeah, it’s Harold,” he said. “Did your neighbor Stephanie have her baby yet? I know she’s due soon and wanted to see if they…need anything.” “Oh yeah,” he added, almost as an afterthought, “we have some great short ribs this week— do you want some?” I hung up the phone after sharing, no, she hadn’t yet had the baby, and, yes — of course I want some short ribs. I suddenly realized: I basically live in a shtetl.… >> Read More
We just can't enough of Amazon's hit The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and we're not alone: The series recently picked up two Golden Globes, and it's already been renewed for a second season.
We're so…obsessed, it's almost as if we want it to be the 1950s again. Well — not exactly, what with the sexism and racism and anti-Semitism and all. To be sure, nobody at Kveller thinks a woman's (only) place is in the home. No, what we're really loving is the look of the 1950s. We've already broken down… >> Read More