Forward Progress and How Faith Makes Me a Better Engineer

First of all, for those who follow my blog, I have a tiny seed of hope I’ve begun carefully nurturing that our long conversion journey may have a end in sight.  Not now, not soon, but that there is a clearer path forward for us.  I go between being very excited about it and not wanting to be too happy, in case it’s a false … Continue reading Forward Progress and How Faith Makes Me a Better Engineer

A Shabbos Wedding Anniversary…and Sad Memories

This past Shabbos was our 5th wedding anniversary.  I made my husband his favorite pie and, before Shabbos, his mother and stepfather called and sang us a “happy anniversary” song.  Beyond that, that was all that marked the occasion.  I found myself sadly transported back to 5 years ago in my heart and mind, again reliving the circumstances under which our marriage began. We’d already … Continue reading A Shabbos Wedding Anniversary…and Sad Memories

Lessons Learned from Rhubarb and Bleeding Hearts for Shabbos

We’re full into summer here in the subarctic and nearing the summer solstice.  In other places, that’s not really a big deal, but here each solstice is an event because it means either the sun is coming back or it is finally going to wane.  This far north, the sun behaves so much more like the moon, varying widely.  The cycles are just longer and … Continue reading Lessons Learned from Rhubarb and Bleeding Hearts for Shabbos

Shabbos and the Tale of the Galloping Ransomware

Sometimes, Shabbos is a good time for those old school scary stories.  There’s often a Chassidic tale you can find about a golem or something and those kinds of stories are always better on a dark night with a little candlelight. Except it doesn’t really get dark now.  The sun is the same when I get up as it is in the middle of the … Continue reading Shabbos and the Tale of the Galloping Ransomware

Menuchah and Watts

Every moment is precious and is the only thing we really have in this life. I’ve been enjoying my Menuchas Hanefesh studies immensely.  The mindfulness that observance brings to everyday life was a big part of what initially drew me to Judaism and this study only digs deeper into that idea. Interestingly enough, it also feeds into the work we’re doing with the Shabbat RV! … Continue reading Menuchah and Watts