Category Archives: on words

On Words: Selfcare

An edited shorter version of this post appears in the Times of Israel, Selfcare, Lashon Hara and Social Media ******** It’s the same thing every January. We are deluged with stories about exercise, eating right, and how we are all … Continue reading

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On Words: Counting Down to 2019 with “Allyship, Adulting, and AF”

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I had originally thought to write a screed about the idiocy of the words “allyship,” “adulting,” and the use of the abbreviation “AF.” Of course, I actually like that two letter word and find it useful right now on so … Continue reading

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On Words: From the river to the sea…

Words have meaning. Simply saying them without thinking doesn’t excuse you from their implications. And if you say them, then gaslight the public, accusing the majority of people of being racist, ignorant, or undermining your point, instead of apologizing and … Continue reading

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On Words: Toxic

Oxford has announced the word of the year for 2018: toxic. It really comes as no surprise. Whether society is talking about toxic masculinity or toxic politics, there is an overabundance of malignant social discourse that abounds in the world … Continue reading

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On Words: Parent, parenting, parenthood…

Today I read a headline, no I did not read the entire article mostly because the headline infuriated me. Some woman in the UK is making a name for herself because she decided that instead of teaching her children how … Continue reading

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On Words: Equality and Democracy

This blog is dedicated to the use of words. This post below, which was published in the Times of Israel, is about the omission of words. Sometimes what you do not say, has more effect on a country, a society, … Continue reading

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On Words: Normal

One thing you get used to, when you are a member of a family that has a child, or an adult, with special needs, is that your normal isn’t the norm. Now of course we, in the special needs community, … Continue reading

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