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Monthly Archives: December 2019

A Chinese Jewish Christmas Story December 28, 2019

It seems like a poor marketing idea for a Chinese restaurant staff to piss off a collection of Jews on Erev Christmas. Let me back up.  I live in the notch of the buckle of the Bible Belt, a place where finding fellow tribespeople is no small task.  When we find each other we cling…

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A Love Story (If I Wrote It) December 13, 2019

In nearly every book I have ever read, from classical literature to bodice-ripper romance to biography to history, there is a character, almost always female, who transforms from a quiet, bookish sort into the life of the party.  This is true even if it isn’t a love story. She goes from hiding behind cozy, chunky…

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