Progressive Twitter’s Language Problem

As an English teacher and lover of great books, there are few things I care more about than language. Writing is one of the most complex difficult ways to convey one's thoughts, which makes it all the more enjoyable to read great writing. Great writing takes time, revision, immense effort, humility, and risk tolerance. It…

All The Perks Of Membership

This was originally posted on the blog I write documenting the process of conversion to Judaism. You can read more on exodusblog.org. I always avoided Twitter because it seemed like the place where rational discourse goes to die, but I finally got an account a few months ago when I published a piece in a…

Books of 2019

2019 was a busy year for me. I spent the first part of the year student teaching and going to graduate school, both full-time, and the last half of the year I spent teaching my own classes. Although I was able to do some catching up when I visited Israel and Greece over the summer,…