October 17th, 2004

little review

Poem for Sunday

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Had typical Saturday morning. Wrote up preview transcript and dismal Enterprise ratings. Younger son had soccer then Hebrew (it was a parent learning day, so I sent my non-Jewish-raised spouse, who thus got to get up early for soccer and stay at Hebrew school), while older son had a friend over. When younger son got home, all the boys refused lunch so they could play Paper Mario; shortly afterward, since everyone was hungry, a fight broke out and both boys were barred from video games for the remainder of the weekend, leading to much wailing and gnashing of teeth.

In the afternoon we started to go to Great Falls, but halfway there we encountered a hailstorm, despite the fact that the sun was out and the sky was mostly blue! We kept driving anyway, but by the time we arrived, the sky had turned mostly gray and it was raining in earnest. We walked a little and I took a few photos but it was clear that the sky would open up at any moment, so we got in the car and drove to the co-op...so of course the clouds receded and the sun came out while we were shopping. But it started to pour again on the way home, so we probably made the right choice by leaving.

Evening: canned chili for dinner, folded laundry and watched parts of HP:COS for research purposes, fought with fic. Still fighting. Snape gets cranky so easily. Next time I write a novel, I want a protagonist who gives people the benefit of the doubt.


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little review

Nice Jewitch Girl

I originally wrote this essay in 2002-3 for a mailing list for Jewish witches. I figured I would repost it here belatedly for the High Holy Days.


Nice Jewitch Girl


As I have signed onto various mailing lists focusing on Judaism, the Goddess, Kabbalah, Wicca, and various other spiritual topics, I have often been asked to write an introduction about myself and my beliefs. This is a summary of some of those. People who enter my room and see my collection of religious items -- the rosary and dreamcatcher on the wall, the Tibetan prayer wheel, the cauldron, the stone fetishes, the Kwan-Yin statue, the defuncto, the malas, the pentacles, the miniature Torah, the dreidels and hamsas, not to mention books ranging from Native American legends to Sanskrit mantras to paintings of goddesses, etc. are often puzzled about what religion exactly I practice and whether it isn't heresy to have all these things. It's very simple: Collapse )