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it's beginning to look... okay, that's too corny even for me

My toes are cold, I have Jingle Bells stuck in my head, I'm trying to figure out if I can avoid leaving the house for the next five weeks or so, the child and I are having our annual "we're Jewish, we don't need a Christmas tree, we have latkes" argument,...

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Black Friday, or the lack thereof

In 2014 I opted out of Black Friday, for Reasons. I've been surprisingly pleased with both the feedback I got from customers and the numbers I've seen at the end of each year, not to mention the part where I get to not be a frazzled wreck for the last...

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Safe, part two

Okay. Now that we've established that I'm a fan of symbols and ornaments as visible/tangible reminders of the things we need to be doing, let's talk about the other piece of this. People of color are pointing out that the safety pin thing looks an awful lot like armchair activism meant to...

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safe, part one

Unless you've been living under a rock the past few days[1] you've probably noticed  that safety pins are making a comeback in a way we haven't seen since the 80s, and that people have Very Strong Opinions on the matter. The basic idea is that by wearing a safety pin...

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be kind, be brave

The past few days have been hard and exhausting. I have been making art, and singing, and trying to build bridges where I can.  I believe that it is the sacred duty of artists to both stand witness to history and to work to heal the world. Tikkun olam, hiddur mitzvot...

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