I enjoy cooking, bicycle riding, reading, studying Jewish texts, playing guitar, and occasionally writing poetry and songs. 
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Prose
Here is my statement of my purpose written in November, 2017.
This is a parable completed October 26, 2018.  It is a direct result of finding my life purpose. While there are traditional gender based roles, I think of it as copying from ancient fairy tales rather than being sexist. In contrast, here is my terrible parable written in jest May 12, 2019.
Sometimes, the joy of a holiday must be balanced with perspective of a bit of shadow or darkness. Such is the case of a Chanukah offering for 2018.
A lamentation for the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av written in 2018. I have heard it said that anyone who can mourn and write a lamentation for the holiday should do so.
Poetry
I have written poetry since the age of 15 about humorous, political, natural, romantic, serious, and spiritual topics.  Most of these volumes have never been seen by the general public outside my circle of friends and family.My philosophy about writing is that once it’s done, it’s over, regardless of my mood at the time or when I go to curate it. If I still like it or am touched enough to want to share it, then the particular piece goes in a volume.
Every few years, when I reach about 50 poems, I curate them and self-publish another collection. I have listed the order in which I originally published the volumes to my best recollection, complete with errors and pictures.
Please note that the volume called “5/8th Of Everything I’ve Written” was the basis for the first official volume “Ho,Ho.”, said the Platypus and Other Snappy Titles. I have one of the few printed copies in existence, written around 1994 on a Brother word processor. It was grueling work. Be sure to read the informative and amusing liner notes and introductory pages before the poems in each volume. While you might learn something, I take no responsibility if you do.
  1. A Pickle For Bernice
  2. Amber Waves Of Nausea
  3. Hey! I Just Write This Stuff
  4. Winter Poems
  5. Least Loved Poems By A Relative Unknown Who’s Probably Not Your Relative
  6. Get Your Own Delusions Of Grandeur! (These Are Mine)
  7. Jubilation
  8. How About A Nose Squeeze?
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