Sunday, August 19, 2018

Together with Hillel, made a backward-running clock, decorated with phases of the moon.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Frustrated with verbal descriptions, my kid wanted a picture of "what a hobbit really looks like," so I drew a quick Bilbo in my journal. Note I clearly have no idea how a pipe works.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Article in The Spectator



I'm late to post this, but here it is! It's nervewracking to be interviewed, let alone videoed, but Emma Reilly was extremely kind and thoughtful. It was a good experience even just for this reason, to see someone skilled in their craft.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

buckling up child and Torah in the car


Wednesday afternoon, delivering the Torah scroll I wrote after computer proofreading, to Congregation Shaarei Shamayim in Madison, Wisconsin. I was delighted by a warm welcome and an evening of Torah and discussion with the community.

I was also lucky to pick up a copy of Taking Flight, a book by local Madisonian Michael Edmonds about the relationship between birds and humans in the Midwest. I'm particularly interested in this subject as a student of humane, tiny/occasional-scale shehitah, but the book will fascinate anyone with a passing interest in birds or ecology.

Monday, June 18, 2018


Reading the third aliyah today from the Torah I wrote, with the unerring Victor and Philip as gabbaim.


Shaking hands with our weekday minyanaires a.k.a the most incredible people possible.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Sheepie Invitation


I was handed a marker and a piece of scrap paper and asked to quickly draw something for our five-year-old's birthday party invitation. For the occasion the birthday child wishes to dress up as a sheep. In the background is one of our running bookshelves, with some herbs drying on strings.