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Gone Focusing: Day 15

Day 15 of 40, fasting from Facebook, for fuck’s fake. (That last f might be an old-English S.)

In which our hero surfs the receding Facebook tide, naked and alone.

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Grief and Prejudice

Awhile ago I sat with an acquaintance, a devout Christian, discussing a mutual friend who was grieving the loss of a loved one. Our conversation centered on whether or not the individual’s grief had exceeded the bounds of normal mourning and become debilitating. 509 more words

Personal Philosophy

Get it out there

I got together today with my oldest friend in the world.  I have years of history with this woman and we don’t see or speak nearly enough.  736 more words


Clara Lemlich Shavelson


As we come marching, marching in the beauty of the day,

A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray,

Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses, 1,547 more words

Bread And Roses

The Historical Jesus

If Jesus of Nazareth were a real historical figure, I like to imagine that he would have looked something like this. This isn’t the first time I’ve drawn a portrait of Jesus, but it’s a subject I like to return to every once in a while as my drawing style evolves. 120 more words


Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I’ll admit that it has been a while since I have thought of Martin Luther King Day.

In Israel, Dr. King is known and highly respected but while there is (at least one) street named in his honor, there is obviously, no national holiday. 308 more words