Author Archives: Ali

Any Given Sunday

This story is not about Shabbat and how much I love Shabbat. (Oh I love it so) This story is about Sunday. The problem is, I can’t really tell one without the other. Because when you keep Shabbat, Sundays are SUNDAYS. On Friday evening (more like afternoon in the winter…

Back-Ish

Of course, as it always is with me, the day I wake up feeling the most myself I have felt since March — the day I have an Angela Chase Blister In The Sun-esque spring in my step, the day I’m ready to sit down and write — I literally…

“Are you going to kiss Daddy under the nippletoe?”

No, this isn’t a joke. My 5-year-old DID, in fact, ask me this question yesterday. The laughter was uncontrollable. So, I was tagged by Beth over at Thoughts Arrive Like Butterflies. And since I love me some midwestern girls, I cannot say no. And since I also love to take things up a notch…

randomly random bits

Can we talk for a moment about a serious problem that i have? What is with these word verifications? hmm? i understand WHY they exist, but i don’t understand why they have to be so complicated! why must some of them be 45 letters long? and why do they have…

the things we take for granted

Part of my job involves reading books. yes, folks, i DO get paid to read books. lots and lots of books. You see, i’m searching for 8 books to be used as read-alouds for 4th grade. (grade 4 if you live north of the border) But not just any books….

The Cause

happy monday everyone. i thought about all the things i wanted to write about today…. like my great weekend…we had friends over on saturday and went to the Bier Markt with Yitz and Juanita…i watched my little girl tap dance (she’s good! she’s really good!)…had friends over on sunday…we the…

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