Category: Experiences

Fifty six years comes with fifty six years of experiences. Most are hum drum, some are dramatic.

New Camera

Preparing for a trip to Iceland this summer, I decided I wanted to up my game from taking photos with my cell phone, I wanted a serious zoom lens so I could take photos...

What Do You Care About Too Much?

It’s a question on OkCupid. Yes, I have been known to trawl my way through online dating sites. Women have told me that they have any number of weird experiences on them. So have...

Buckfast Abbey

I am probably the only Jew in Brooklyn with an uncle who is a monk and a priest at Buckfast Abbey, but that is my confused family heritage. That was apparently his ambition from...

Fragility and Minefields

Never post anything to the internet when you are in pain. In fact, it is probably a good idea to never post anything except cat photos. But I am getting ahead of myself. I...

Viv Rynne

It’s a miracle I learned to write. I was never very good at it in school, and unlike Stephen King I did not write a newspaper as a teenager, or edit a school magazine....

Best Pizza in the World

Some people swear by John’s Pizzeria on Bleeker Street. And many believe that there is no such thing as pizza outside the five boroughs, and definitely not in Chicago. But not so. When I...

Skydiving

Before kids, three of us decided to go skydiving. Tandem jump strapped to an instructor, just go, get kitted up, jump out of a plane. Our wives got wind of the plan. We probably...

Identity

I called a friend who does not identify on the binary gender spectrum “she”, not “they”, and was rightfully called out for it. It was impolite, and politeness is important to me. That is...

Meeting Hannah

Hannah and I met as nice young Jewish boys and girls do, at a mixer for the new students on a Hebrew language course, on a kibbutz in Israel. I was conscious of her...