Adam
Adam is a Jewish American who's sick of the white Christian male being America's "default" setting. For money he works in a public library because free books and information access are wonderful things. For love he writes here for his pet project, The Chaotic Neutral, which is always looking for more writers. You can follow him on Instagram, Goodreads, and at his oft neglected Twitter where he will try to post more, and probably live-tweet the Eurovision Song Contest.

Bee and Puppycat

With the last post I talked about a cartoon that perfectly encapsulates the fall season. But that’s not completely true. It captures a particular part of the season, the part that’s  misty and aesthetically pleasing, autumnal and creepy and a bit romantic. But there’s something else that comes along around…

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Over the Garden Wall

Autumn is in full effect, as far seasons go these days. In my area some trees are bare, some still have leaves of various browns and reds. Often the mornings are foggy and grey, the light hidden somewhere else for the moment. This is the time of year when seasonal…

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Stan Lee

I’m a comic book nerd, but I’ve never been a die-hard Marvel fan. My main stan is Superman, and before that I was all about The Shadow, in pulp and radio format. DC always seemed like mythology to me, and Marvel more soap opera. That’s less of a knock against…

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Mourning, Responsibility, and Outright Exhaustion in the Wake of the Pittsburgh Mass Shooting

I’m starting this post with links for finding support for Jews who are hurting from this event. https://reformjudaism.org/blog/2018/10/27/jewish-resources-coping-after-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting I’m ending this post with links for where to send support for those who want to help. I don’t think I ever feel more like an outsider than when there’s been a…

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A Trip to Harrow County

It’s October, and that means it’s Halloween season. In fact, Halloween is just one week away and I haven’t written anything about it yet this year. Is something wrong? Have I been murdered by a masked killer and the drafts folder is just populating the publication list? No, none of…

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When Men Miss the Mark

Trigger warnings for discussion of sexual assault, rape, and current events which, let’s be honest, are hellish. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 Available 24 hours everyday Online Chat Last week the actually honorable Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before a committee, and the country, regarding the actions of Judge Brett M.…

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Yom Kippur

Today is Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. It closes out the High Holidays, the really important holidays for Jews (please not that Hanukkah is not in there). They begin with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. On that date tradition says that judgement on each person is written,…

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Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender ended just about a year ago. The 3rd part to the series finale ran on July 19th, 2008. There have been numerous pieces about the show and why it’s so amazing. It stands out for having one of the most satisfying finales of any show. And…

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