Life Without Kids Before Life Without Kids

I went back to write this comment, but it got too long, so I decided to put it here since it was post-length vs. comment-length. Mali had a really interesting mini-post about people referring to their time pre-kids as their life without kids; in other words, saying that they understood what it was like to […] ...more

#MicroblogMondays 22: Onion Goggles

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* When I need to cut a lot of onions… like more than two onions… I wear a snorkel mask....more

822nd Issue of the LFCA

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point of Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership ....more

All the Hidden Jewish Students at Hogwarts

Right before winter break, there was a small backlash against JK Rowling online....more

529th Friday Blog Roundup

I learned about the Love Actualized set of questions from a New York Times article....more

Basted Eggs

Why had no one told me about basted eggs? Josh went out to breakfast and ordered something called basted eggs....more

Staying or Going in the Infertility World

So I read two articles back-to-back, and (of course) they reminded me of our little corner of the blogosphere, the ALI community....more

The Generation After the Willy Loman Generation

I was going to put this at the bottom of the last post, but I think it warrants a totally separate discussion....more

Do You Shine a Spotlight on Other People's Posts?

So back when I was in Hebrew school like three zillion years ago, we learned about Rambam and his ladder of giving. There were eight levels, and it was in-grained in our brain the best way to give. While the lowest rung of giving reluctantly after being asked was you know, kinda fine if that's the sort of person you want to be, we should all be aiming for that top rung of giving before being asked and not doing it for personal glory. Just giving because it's the right thing to do and we all benefit when people act altruistically. And that's how I approach sharing blog posts. ...more
I share when something strikes me. After all my years as a journalist I often feel events and ...more

The Willy Loman Generation

Trigger warning: this post contains a story about suicide....more