For my summer job, I'm working at Camp Shutaf - a summer camp for kids with and without special needs. I double as a councilor and a personal guide for a teen with Down Syndrome. Yesterday during lunch, I was handing out cups of water to the campers and as I observed the room out… Continue reading Totally Normal
Two twelve-year-olds kissing. They were standing at a bus stop, two children, even shorter than me, which is saying something. Suddenly the boy grabs the girl and kisses her on the mouth. I thought, shouldn't you guys be playing legos or something?
I get off the bus at the university, and three things happen: I'm asked for ID, my bag is searched and I walk through a metal detector. Every single day. When I go to the mall, the same routine. When I eat out, a security guard sits outside the restaurant. When I was in elementary… Continue reading The Right To Bear Arms and The Right To Be Protected Against Them
Daddy with double stroller! That's right, we have real men here in Jerusalem.
Ever seen that headline? I Googled it before I wrote this, so don't tell me you have. At some point in your life, I'm sure someone has said to you one of the following phrases: "You don't know you don't like it unless you try it." "You're not starving. I can't see your bones." "You… Continue reading Child Refuses Green Vegetables, Never Grows Up