I Will Always Be Muslim and Jewish

I’ve long felt shame that I knew much more about my Muslim heritage than my Jewish side, but this year, I’m diving in. I don’t know how to read or write Hebrew. I haven’t memorized a single prayer. I am illiterate regarding Judaism, yet I’m Jewish — a truth I know with certainty. How I interpret and process […]

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When Your Apple Watch Breaks You Up With Your Boyfriend

I. After six years of dating, after your fourth breakup with Tall Glass of Water, the water heater explodes and floods your things, the things you have finally moved from your coveted storage unit into his condo at his insistence.  Tall Glass of Water believes you can only show your commitment to the relationship by planting your belongings […]

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I Moved into a Trailer Park as an Empty Nester — And I Love It

I had two kids in high school and a beautiful house on a hill when I got divorced more than a decade ago. Because I couldn’t afford the mortgage, I was forced to foreclose on our home.    I rented a nice apartment afterward, but I had trouble affording it while I was completing my Ph.D. So, I […]

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