Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

Not too long ago I read an article reporting on the closing of Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House Restaurant. Yes, after 54 years anchoring New York-style, Jewish-American culture into the bedrock of South Florida, the establishment has given way to South Beach’s premiere gourmet superstore, Epicure Market. Once independent businesses, both Epicure and Rascal House were […]

I have previously alluded to my distaste for organized religion. While I consider myself Jewish, to me it is a cultural rather than a religious identity. I distinctly remember sitting in Hebrew school thinking, “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. A burning bush?” Proud to be a Hebrew school dropout, I still think that […]

I had one hell of a day doing nothing in particular. Remember when I said, “The reality is that …. a [system of small-scale, organic food production] may only ever exist for the relatively deep-pocketed and/or truly industrious among us?” Well I’m not that industrious. I do, however, have a credit card. So, I started […]

Just when I thought I had made up my mind against organized religion (I accept Judaism culturally, but view the Bible as nothing more than a historical text), the Relevant Church of Tampa, Florida went ahead and challenged — yes, challenged — it’s members to have sex every day for a month. Granted, this is […]

I am decidedly a-political. After Bush won his second reelection, I officially stopped giving a shit. Actually, that’s not true. After Bush won his second reelection, I just realized that I don’t have the stomach for politics. I care, but I can’t get too involved. When I do, there is angst. And tears. And agita. […]

Transient Bliss


The phone rings. Or vibes, as it were. It’s never him. I have to believe that more often than not, people are put in our lives for just a moment. That moment, however long it may last, is only ever long enough to give us the clarity we need to go on; to learn whatever […]

    Being single in New York is difficult. Everyone knows that. One thing that isn’t difficult, however, is finding singles events in New York. Even the Cornell Club hosts singles events for its members. My favorite innovation: singles charity events for young professionals, held at city hot spots. In October, I attended a singles […]