Category Archives: Tales

And that was when it hit me

In my community, there is a there is a Friday night minyan* that meets monthly in different people’s apartments. Dozens of people come together to pray and eat as a community. This month, the minyan met in my neighborhood, and

And that was when it hit me

In my community, there is a there is a Friday night minyan* that meets monthly in different people’s apartments. Dozens of people come together to pray and eat as a community. This month, the minyan met in my neighborhood, and

A note to my student

Dear student: You are in high school and you are male. I am your teacher, and I am female. Why are you touching the sleeve of my sweater? I suspect that you’re trying to check my watch, because you want

A note to my student

Dear student: You are in high school and you are male. I am your teacher, and I am female. Why are you touching the sleeve of my sweater? I suspect that you’re trying to check my watch, because you want

Quality Testing: Free tote bag edition

This happened today. (Times are approximate.) 2:05 pm: Location: school commons in one of my schools Principal hands me a free tote bag with the name of the school on it as a holiday gift. 2:10 pm: Location: The middle

Quality Testing: Free tote bag edition

This happened today. (Times are approximate.) 2:05 pm: Location: school commons in one of my schools Principal hands me a free tote bag with the name of the school on it as a holiday gift. 2:10 pm: Location: The middle

Out of the rain

I was walking back from looking at yet another bad apartment. I had just looked at an apartment that was way too dark, and way too far from the part of Prospect Heights where I wanted to live, and I’d

Out of the rain

I was walking back from looking at yet another bad apartment. I had just looked at an apartment that was way too dark, and way too far from the part of Prospect Heights where I wanted to live, and I’d