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Archive for May 2011

Jew or Jewish?

Posted by: erika on: May 9, 2011

I’ve pondered these terms several times here.  If I were more witty, I would post the links to the various topics but it’s too late and I’ve had two glasses of wine and therefore lack the patience or desire to sift through months of blogging.  My Schmekel interview is finished and will go live tomorrow.  […]

A post for Sunday

Posted by: erika on: May 8, 2011

Today is Mother’s Day and I’m missing my mom.  She’s a really wonderful lady.  She’s tall, pretty, sharp-witted, and she always speaks her mind.  As much as I try to pretend that I’m not like her, we’re exactly alike in many ways.  For instance, if I’m mad (at you) I don’t want to talk about […]

LGBTQ Jews R Us

Posted by: erika on: May 4, 2011

The last few days have been really Jewish and really gay.  I just got home from an amazing dinner date/interview with the lead singer for the group Schmekel, a Trans Jewish punk band.  My interview with them should be done by Sunday and hopefully will go live on Monday.  I got word from the editor […]

Conflicted?

Posted by: erika on: May 2, 2011

I’m not breaking any news here, Osama bin Laden is dead.  After posting last night I checked my Twitter and that’s how I found out.  I quickly opened new tabs on my computer to confirm on CNN, NBC, and of course, Facebook.  Soon after, the feeds and tweets of laughter, rejoicing, singing in the streets and […]

May Day

Posted by: erika on: May 1, 2011

This May, like Black, Gay and Jewish on Facebook.  And tell your friends. I’ve never been a fan of deadlines. I hate paying bills. I don’t prioritize my time very well and most people would say that I’m disorganized. I used to be convinced I had undiagnosed ADD. I’ve been called messy more times than […]


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