In response to your prompt for “a mouse and its quest for cheese”, a story of less than 50 words. Inspired by The Shorter Story, a blog which poses an interesting challenge. *** Fair Match At the scent of cheese, her whiskers straightened and she peered out of the crevice with big brown eyes. “Come closer,” he beckoned with a flick of his bushy tail, teeth glinting with...
Actually, Maimonides was caught on the horns of a painful dilemma. He was fully...– Understanding Rabbinic Judaism, from Talmudic to Modern Times by Jacob Neusner, who described Maimonides’ work as the “peak of medieval Jewish rationalism”
Mom and Dad
Approximately 20 years ago, my mom and dad were just a pair of clueless kids who assumed being grown up means getting married and starting a family. They still have no idea what the fuck they’re doing, but they’ve been pretty good nonetheless. Even though they tried being tigers early on, they’re rather liberal for Asian parents.They’ve always encouraged me to do what...
ohnewsroom: News Director: “Of course I’m doing it for the money. You think I’m doing it for the love of the First Amendment?” Reporters are the best kind of people.
This is another installment in the short story I’ve been working on. It’s an attempt to create a feel-good intermission in a tragicomedy. *** The day after being released from her duties at Wine and Dine, Mona did as any strong, independent woman would do and practiced yoga on her balcony before the rising sun. At eight in the morning, Miami traffic drowned out the songbirds, and the...
Thus, by studying the abundances of radioactive elements, we are led to a...– Universe by R. Freedman, R. Geller and W. Kaufmann
People are singing the national anthem on Sheridan Road, screaming outside my window and running up and down the halls cheering, and it just makes me sad. I can understand if people are celebrating near ground zero, but how many NU students have been personally touched by 9/11? I feel like the majority of the people out there are just in the mood to make some noise because the news is shocking...
If there’s one thing that bugs me about being a journalist, it’s that I can’t always report on what I actually care about because journalism is often just as much a business as it is a cause. Sometimes people talk to me all day about their views and their motivations and ideals and suspicions and it drives me nuts, the way everybody’s so goddamn sure they know what...