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A Jew and an Atheist Host a Seder

I know, I know. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, and a bad one at that. It’s not. This past Monday evening, I had the honor of joining … Continue reading

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Picasso and Procrastination

  Picasso said, “Only put off until tomorrow that which you would have died having left undone.” Malcom McDowell, who played Alex in the 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange, once … Continue reading

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Being a Professional Writer Takes Freaking Work

  This month I’m doing a 30/30. That maybe sounds like a police code or something drug-related. For those of you not involved in the poetry community, which I imagine … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Glee: I watch it. What?

This week I got myself all caught up on the latest season of Glee.  That’s right, I watch Glee.  “But Thadra,” says anyone who knows me even the slightest bit, … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dillinger, Twitter, and the Unlikely Hero

              “-but man, proud man!                                       … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Joy of being Fired

This week I got fired from my job of the last 6 years.  I liked that job.  It was my favorite restaurant where I’d ever worked.  And they fired me.  … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

Seven Ways to See Popular Film

I went to the movies last night. Guess what I saw? White people. How do you go out to the movies, watch a series of movie trailers and not say … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Exhibition Exploits Princess Diana and Her Fans

Princess Diana. Breathe in her name for a moment. Just breathe. It. In. Are you getting a little misty? Take a moment to compose yourself. I’ve got news that might … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Less Screwing, More Screwing

Years of dating, internet dating, subsequently quitting internet dating, and being the female accepted into groups of males has given me the unique vantage point of having witnessed quite a … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

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