Secrets of Adulthood

Author Gretchen Rubin (also mentioned here) keeps a running list of “Secrets of Adulthood” – a list of principles about life she’s “managed to grasp as…an adult”.   Here are some of my favorites from Gretchen:   Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good (Voltaire). People don’t notice …

Shavuos Learning

Do you have any shiurim for Shavuos to recommend? This class by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller (free registration on Naaleh required) is about preparing for Shavuos – connecting to the idea that Matan Torah forms the core of our emunah, and to the belief that we are essentially good. One point from …

Ollivander’s

Sometimes I think my dating life is like Harry Potter’s visit to Ollivander’s to buy a wand. It’s an encouraging thought. (Can we expect great things?)   …”Right then, Mr. Potter. Try this one. Beechwood and dragon heartstring. Nine inches. Nice and flexible. Just take it and give it a …