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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shanah Tovah!

Last night and this morning I experienced my first Rosh Hashanah services. I'm still taking it all in, and I will definitely write at length about it in a while, but I wanted to share my first thoughts, as I am just finally getting home.

First I can just say that I found the experiences to be completely enjoyable. I loved the music, the words we recited, and of course, the Shofar.

I didn't feel as much like a foreigner as I thought I would. For most of the services people read from the book just as I did, although there were certain times that everyone knew the words from memory.

I felt even more welcome as a guest in someone's home afterwards. Everyone was warm and welcoming.

All in all, it was my first Jewish experience, and it was great.

Monday, September 26, 2011

I'm back . . .

Finally back online after my move. Lots happening this week, will update tomorrow. Just wanted to let my "readers" know that I haven't fallen off of a cliff.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


For the few who read this blog . . . . I moved AGAIN, but this new move will be more permanent.

I learned today exactly what I am doing wrong with my tongue, like pulling it back in my throat while speaking and singing. Now I have to practice with a mirror and tongue depressor, to be aware of how much my tongue is moving. Knowing, as they say, is half the battle.

I had my first Jewish experience as well, when I went to a Shiva Minyan for a dear friend's mother, and I will write about that later, as well.

I also went to Chicago...more details to come.

As for's time to move my computer to the new place.

Hasta la vista baby!!