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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: 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: Pathetic

Defined: causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc.;  affecting or moving the emotions. pertaining to or caused by the emotions. miserably or contemptibly inadequate Truth is that the word pathetic elicits some additional feelings  other than explained in the official definition. While, it is possible that the word can invoke some sympathy for people, more likely than not, the … Continue reading

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On Words: Marginalized

An interesting article on employment issues autistics face found in  Slate. Here is the comment I left: This article could be written about my sons. It is also important to note that without a job coach, or even a coach … Continue reading

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Lifestyle; On Words: Harmony

Channeling Oprah, I have come to the conclusion that it is your right to “live your best life.” It is your right to seek that for those you love  as well. Moreover,  if that means banishing the negative influences in … Continue reading

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On Words: “Behoove,” language, imagination, a discourse on rebellion

I just used the word “behoove” in a conversation. And no I wasn’t transported back to Victorian England. But it was an apropos use, for that apropos moment. What I realized, as soon as I stepped away from the discourse, … Continue reading

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On Words: Justice, Law, Humanity

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“Justice, Justice, you shall pursue,” Deuteronomy 16: 18-21:9  The Bible beseeches us to seek “justice.” Yet we are taught, from a very young age, that the way society is held together is through the adherence to law. That it is … Continue reading

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