Here is my latest article in the Jewish Home, about Rabbi Gordon, z”l, who passed away last week. I never met him, but it was very inspiring speaking to people about him. Why do we only learn about people’s greatness after they leave this world?
In other news, I recently finished the first draft of my first novel, and am now in the thick of revising. It’s an interesting process (do I really need this character? is this chapter suspenful enough? is this too much suspense? why does my character seem to either smile or nod in every other paragraph? and doesn’t the thesaurus have any other words for “smile?”). I’m learning a lot, not only about writing, but also about myself.
Coming up soon — two stories in Inyan and an article in the Purim issue of the Jewish Press. IY”H will keep you posted.
On another note, I’m taking a class on e-learning, and finding it fascinating. I keep thinking about how these ideas can be applied to Jewish learning.
And on yet another note, I’m learning the ropes around social media. I’ve opened an account on Twitter, so if anyone else is on it, let’s connect. And I’m growing my LinkedIn network, so if you’re there and we’re not connected yet, let’s connect there too.
Have a wonderful Shabbos!