1. i live in philly now, in a home firmly ensconced in trees. enough so that it is like living in a treehouse. i haven’t unpacked anything really – only the kitchen and my cookbooks and i put up my bed. that gives you a pretty firm sense of my priorities.
2. i started rabbinical school. technically only ulpan, an intensive immersion program in modern hebrew, to prepare me for the mekhinah (preparation) year at reconstructionist rabbinical college. mekhinah is like rabbinical kindergarten. which makes ulpan like rabbinical pre-school. i’m enjoying it very much.
3. the trajectory: i worked for four years in a fairly intense job as a case manager at a clinic in new york, working only with trans* folks. i didn’t have a break between that job and moving to philly and starting ulpan, and so this weekend i’m taking the best approximation of a vacation i can: staying in bed and watching All Of The Television.
4. suddenly, everything has changed.