Category: Temima

Update: Temima’s Second Implant

מה רבו מעשך ה’ כולם בחכמה עשית I don’t have another article ready to post, and likely wont have one before Pesach. The main reason is that we decided right before Purim that Temima would get her second implant put in this week, on… Continue Reading “Update: Temima’s Second Implant”

Haman’s Miscalculation

Much has been written about the five stages of grief and how we process hard news. I’m not sure if this was the denial phase or the bargaining phase, but I remember quite clearly that at a certain point I was sure that this… Continue Reading “Haman’s Miscalculation”

Choosing The Tree Of Life

Anyone who’s had to deal with kids, either as a parent or as a teacher, has heard the battle-cry and defense “He made me do it!”. As the adults in the room, we work hard to convince our charges that we can’t help or… Continue Reading “Choosing The Tree Of Life”


It was a Friday afternoon, a short winter Friday, and I found myself sitting in a doctor’s office on the bad side of town. On a fluke, we hadn’t been able to get insurance clearance before this date, and this was the only possible… Continue Reading “SPARKS OF LIGHT”

The Comfort of Knowing Hashem

Shabbos Nachamu, named for the first word in the Haftorah, starts a cycle of seven weeks called the “Sheva D’nechemtah”. These seven weeks between Tisha B’av and Rosh Hashana mark an uptick and change in the tone of our relationship with Hashem. Whereas Tammuz… Continue Reading “The Comfort of Knowing Hashem”

Lessons Learned From the Lion of Av

‘Aerodynamically, a bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly. But no one told the bumblebee…so she flies.” I read this quote on a bumper sticker years ago and thought it was a cool trivia fact but not much more. Almost three years ago, the message… Continue Reading “Lessons Learned From the Lion of Av”

An Amazing Story of Genetics & Hashgacha Pratis

A Brief Explanation Of Genetics Genetics are a sensitive subject, made touchier by some general confusion on the subject. When something is wrong with a child, on top of all the serious fear and confusion, the idea of people attributing it to ‘genetics’ and… Continue Reading “An Amazing Story of Genetics & Hashgacha Pratis”

The Forgotten Half of Adar: The Mishkan and The Mountains We Must Climb

In my family, when we consulted with my parents about important decisions, the constant refrain was a phrase in Persian. I’d phonetically write it out in Persian, but it would basically just serve for a laugh as y’all would try to sound it out. Translated… Continue Reading “The Forgotten Half of Adar: The Mishkan and The Mountains We Must Climb”

Who Am I, and Why Am I Writing: My Story

My fellow grammar nerds will recognize the name of this blog as a play on the well-know adjective book, “Nearly, Dearly, Insincerely” and might get a chuckle out of that. but truthfully (and dare I say, clearly and sincerely?) there is more depth to… Continue Reading “Who Am I, and Why Am I Writing: My Story”