29Jun

Joining 1,300 NYC Public School Students and Teachers at Hamilton on Broadway

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I recently had the amazing experience of joining 1,300 NYC Public School students and teachers at a performance of HAMILTON on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. I hadn't seen the show on Broadway; I had only seen it off-Broadway in its infancy days at the Public Theater so I was very much looking forward to see how it had morphed over the years (and then some, right?). After having spent several weeks in their classrooms studying American history through a special integrated curriculum about Alexander Hamilton and the nation’s Founding Fathers, Read More

08Jan

My 2016 Pop Culture Resolutions

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2015 was such a good year for pop culture. From books to TV shows to movies, it was just very satisfying. Streaming video and binging kind of took over my life, as I fell in love with shows like Grace & Frankie on Netflix, Casual on Hulu and Transparent on Amazon. Over on the networks, shows that I became addicted to were Jane the Virgin and Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, which I of course binged on Hulu and rarely watched live. Books like The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, Paper Love by Sarah Wildman and Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox by Joanne Read More

20Dec

2015 in a Nutshell – The Year of Life

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A few weeks ago, I put my rings back on my left hand for the first time since May. It was a major achievement. Though I have only mentioned it a few times here on this blog, I was involved in an accident that nearly took my life in the spring. Since that day, I have quietly thanked G-d for being alive and while making moment each more meaningful than the one before. The limbs I injured in this accident have still not returned to the way they once were and certainly activities that I used to love and do (like yoga and running) are still Read More