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How I Became a Zionist

This is a post about normalizing changing your opinion when presented with new information: something that I did at age 43 (I am now 44!)…

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The Bar is in Hell: Can You Crawl Above Antisemitism?

For six weeks I had been desperate for people to speak up. About the largest massacre on Jewish lives since the Holocaust, about the 240…

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Windmill Lies, Anti-Trans Airplanes, and Other Fake Issues Fueling the NJ Elections

What I have to say about the state of politics in New Jersey today is too much for a series of Facebook rants, and, frankly,…

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Everyone in Town is Going to Have Diarrhea in the Pool and I Don’t Care

When I wrote The Budget Activist (which Amazon gives 2.4 stars despite having only 5-star reviews why?) as a directive to make a fuss about…

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“Yikes” and Other Things Not to Say to Someone in Crisis

Over the past two weeks, two separate women I’m not super close with have tagged me in posts about their current life struggles and mentioned…

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A Wake Up Call for Democrats in New Jersey

“PAIGE – YOU FAILED!” You know how the fundraising emails go. Apart from the ones I’ve written for candidates because I refuse. Because even when…

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My Liberal Bubble Has Definitely Burst

When I was living in Philadelphia, I knew I lived in a liberal bubble. And I was more than fine with it. Some people say…

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10 Ways the Roe Reversal Will Affect EVERYONE INCLUDING YOU – and What to Do About It

If you are reading this maybe you are afraid. Or maybe you aren’t as afraid as you should be. Maybe you don’t think that the…

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What It’s Like to Mask Your Invisible Disability

I’ve spent most of the past 10 years living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). And 99% of the time, I’m not being honest about…

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Hello, I’m Neurodivergent

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had tremendous difficulty falling asleep. As a child, obsession with sleep difficulty was a major manifestation of…

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