Sometime between when we were children and when we had children of our own, parenthood became a religion in America. As with many religions, complete unthinking devotion is required from its practitioners. Nothing in life is allowed to be more important than our children, and we must never speak a disloyal word about our relationships with our offspring. Children always come first. We accept this premise so reflexively today that we forget that it was not always so.
“Apologize for something stupid you did when you were 4?” she said and smiled that lovely smile I remembered from preschool, then added, “Were you this weird back in preschool, too?” She laughed and so did I, because the truth is I really was weird in preschool.
littletinyfish said: Are you still working at Olson?
Yep! School is from 9-5 on Saturdays for a year and work is all the other hours of the week.
Reading long sentences without links is a skill you need — but can lose if you don’t practice. Reading long, literary sentences sans links and distractions is actually a serious skill that you lose if you don’t use it.
Thankfully, the year before I started at DePaul, I read a whole bunch of long, complicated novels. And the year before I started at Northwestern, I went to DePaul
September 12 - Shabbat Dinner
September 21 - Vision Boards for 5775
September 25 - Rosh Hashanah Dinner
October 4 - Yom Kippur Break Fast
October 11 - Havdalah in the Sukkah
Two more events this holiday season if you’d like to join TBD Minyan in Chicago. I can also help you get tickets to Emanuel Congregation in Edgewater, if you need somewhere to be on Yom Kippur.
If those whom we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them … they could perceive what they have made of us.