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Tenth Grade Teacher Made Me Feel Useless

Tenth Grade Teacher Made Me Feel Useless

I don’t think I am a poor student by any stretch of the imagination. I think I am reasonably smart and have a well-functioning brain. Back in Tenth Grade my math teacher would have disagreed…

Values are Different These Days

Values are Different These Days

I have been asked “what’s with all these FB posts on clothing at school that you are whining about ? Get over it”. It must be a generational thing. I was taught that you should…

You’re Sending Your Son to Die?

You’re Sending Your Son to Die?

I recently published this blogpost on the Times of Israel. As of this morning there were over 1000 Likes / Shares on Facebook with over 110 comments.   Here’s an excerpt, please click thru for…

Language Pet Peeve

Language Pet Peeve

I guess I should be happy that we have all integrated well into American society. I am. But there is one phrase that I hear all the time, and may have been guilty of using…

Is There No Privacy Anymore?

Is There No Privacy Anymore?

I love my husband to distraction. I won’t pretend that we never fight or say things to each other in anger. We are a normal couple. However, you will never see me air our fights…

A Rant – About My Neck

A Rant – About My Neck

Regular readers of my blog are aware that I had neck surgery a year ago. Everything was hunky dory and magical from the moment I woke up in the (I was going to say delivery…

Abuse in the Yeshiva System

Abuse in the Yeshiva System

This story Surviving Bais Mikroh happened in a yeshiva in Monsey, where I live. I personally cannot vouch for the veracity of this story, but having heard many similar stories about this and other yeshivot –…

What is she teaching her kids?

I was just with my son at the local mall. I am very dressed down today – denim skirt, flip flops (sorry LT), casual tee, and a headscarf. (Similar to pic). The mall was busy….

Wolf Whistling

Stepping out of the home office to walk to the mail box breaks up my day somewhat. Usually I don’t see a soul at lunchtime. Walking back to the house a truck drove past me,…

Open Letter to Parents

The KoD and I were just driving through a different part of town from where we live. The houses are very close together, the streets meander hither and yon, and there are plenty of children…

Do I look like a guy?

Sheesh! My Droid died. AGAIN! Second time in three months. Instead of the keyboard dying this time, the touch screen passed out and refused to be resuscitated. Getting a new one, yay, but no upgrading…

What is wrong with people?

I was just reading through some other blogs and message boards and came across a thread about a brother-in-law acting inappropriate with someone’s toddler son – she said he kissed him too much and squeezed…