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Jodi's Blog – September 2010 Archive (3)

Dear Caily

For the last three years, we have come to Florida for Succoth. I enjoy my alone time on the beach just thinking. In New York, my life is so crazy and I feel as though I have monkey chatter running through my head at all times. Of course, there's nothing like a three-day yom tov when you are NOT entertaining to think and reflect.

In 2008, my walks on the beach helped me get perspective. Caily was born in February and while we were not sad, we were certainly overwhelmed by the enormity… Continue

Added by Jodi on September 28, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

I love living in NYC but I also see its faults.

Over the holidays, I always reflect on the amazing choices and opportunities Jews have in the city. Where else in the world do they suspend parking rules on Jewish holidays or do the local TV stations (like NY 1) show stars of David on the weather forecast? In every way, it’s easy to be a Jew here. So easy.

However, it's also a harsh place. While on crutches for my broken ankle, I have seen someone run for a cab, calculating that even though I was waiting I cannot run. Last week, I was… Continue

Added by Jodi on September 20, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

My New Year Resolution

I am going to live my life to the fullest.

For those of you who know me, you would probably argue that I already live life pretty well. I have seen 67 countries, we go out every night, and I am always planning. In June, Gavin asked me when our next free night was and I answered Sept 15 -- I was serious. People laugh when they invite us for Shabbat in October and I respond that our next free Shabbat is in January.

In the last year, I have seen so much sadness, anger, loss,… Continue

Added by Jodi on September 14, 2010 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

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