Surrounded by Girls

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

From the witch and the "vampi-rina" (vampire ballerina, natch).



Monday, October 29, 2012

Eight is Great

Happy eighth birthday, Melanie!



Monday, October 08, 2012

Simchat Torah


This year was a very special Simchat Torah for Congregation Beth Israel. In honor of its sesquicentennial, a new torah was commissioned, and this was its first unveiling.

The torah was unrolled around the entire synagogue, and the last then first chapters were read.



Thanks for Fran and Bob, we had been able to each write a letter with the scribe, so this was extra special.


Fran and Laura will be bat mitzvahed with this torah next year, and God willing so will Melanie and Jenna.


Monday, October 01, 2012


A little more detail now that I've had a moment to catch my breath. [ed. note: This is a very self-centered post. I'm not trying to brag, though I am very proud of the accomplishment. I just want to get a better handle on the past year.]

That's me finishing 34th Superfrog Triathlon, the "Original Half-Ironman". 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile (half-marathon) run.

It has been an almost year-long effort to get me to that finish line. Thank you to everyone who supported this effort. Most of all, thanks to Laura for granting me the time and space to do this. This race was the big, stupid thing I wanted to do to mark my 40th birthday. It took a lot of extra time and work on her part as I went on my rides and runs and I am so appreciative.

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