Shiksa New Year

People often assume my husband is Jewish (funny, somehow Scottish-Protestant and Italian-Catholic mingle to that effect) so when the words ‘Rosh Hashanah’ quietly rippled their way around the dimly lit pub where we started our Rhode Island adventure, I understood that the locals weren’t just leering at us because he was chatting with some fellow […]

Auld Lang Syne

This morning my mother-in-law wished me a “Happy New Year!” As a retired educator of thirty years, she knows that this field reorganizes all life around the rhythm of school timelines, experienced in 45-minute increments as the earth revolves from September to June to August to September again. January almost feels to me like a […]