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Jonathan Goldstein: A miracle on Manischewitz street

“You’re familiar with the miracle of Hanukkah?” my grandfather would ask me every year.

“Of course,” I’d reply, eager for his approval. Unfortunately for me, my grandfather approved of very little. 554 more words


Maui man convicted of meth distribution

After a four-day trial in United States District Court in Honolulu, a federal jury on Thursday found James K. Tagupa, 33, of Wailuku, Maui, guilty of conspiring to distribute and possess, with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in August, 2012, as well as possessing 444 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. 121 more words


Jonathan Goldstein: Just the right amount of silence contains multitudes

10 a.m. I’ve been spending the morning editing audio for my radio show. More specifically, I’ve been inserting pauses into my monologue. The pause is one of the most useful tools in a radio producer’s arsenal. 545 more words


Jonathan Goldstein: Rail against the dying of the light and throw a 'Hail Mary'

Thursday. 4:50 p.m. In December 1975, the Dallas Cowboys were facing the Minnesota Vikings. Trailing by four points and with only seconds left in the game, quarterback Roger Staubach made a desperate pass to his teammate Drew Pearson. 523 more words


Jonathan Goldstein: We can pickle that, right? As in, my head?

Recently, I purchased a full-length mirror, the first I’ve ever owned. I decided to take the plunge after leaving the house one too many times wearing a broach of crusted apple sauce, my shirt misbuttoned, pants unzipped. 575 more words


Jonathan Goldstein: Kosher meals? Where we’re going, we don’t need kosher meals

A little while back, the Pew Research Center conducted a survey in which Americans were asked which future technologies they wanted to see most. Unprompted, 9% said they desired some method of time travel. 565 more words