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Archive for January 2013

In Which I Exploit My Blog for Work

Posted by: erika on: January 24, 2013

This Saturday we’re celebrating the New Year for Trees, Tu B’shvat (Tu Beeshvat, Tu Bishvat). If you’re in NYC and want to nosh on some yummy food and sip on some wine join me for Hazon’s annual event, Pinot and Pomegranate.  See you there!    

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and 2013 Inauguration

Posted by: erika on: January 21, 2013

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly […]

Do LGBTQ Celebs “Owe” Us?

Posted by: erika on: January 14, 2013

Last night Jodie Foster came out at the Golden Globe Awards. This, of course is nothing new to the world and as she said in her speech, it’s nothing new to people who know her. She spoke from the heart, and in circles a bit, but she emphasized the need for privacy, the desire to keep her private […]

Orthodox: To be or not to be…that is the question

Posted by: erika on: January 13, 2013

While enjoying my first glass of wine at a bar in La Guardia Airport before my flight to New Orleans last week I got a Facebook message that I both expected and was surprised by. A friend who’d gone through the conversion process with me, currently living in one of the most Jewish neighborhoods in […]

Black, Gay and Jewish in New Orleans?

Posted by: erika on: January 8, 2013

I’ve just returned from New Orleans, where M had an interview. On the first day, while she interviewed, I wandered around the French Quarter looking for lunch and a drink. On suggestion from the desk at the cute, rustic boutique hotel we stayed in, I went to a place called Stanley’s in Jackson Square for […]

Happy New Year!!

Posted by: erika on: January 2, 2013

I hope everyone had a fun New Year’s Eve! M and I have been sick (still). She’s running a fever and I can’t shake this cough. Which basically means that we spent New Years on our couch watching television which I’ve got to say, was not a bad way to spend the evening. We’re already […]

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