By Judah Leblang | Mar 6
Discipline has never been my strong suit.
By Judah Leblang | Feb 12
Several years ago, one of my best friends, (who is a bit older than I am), turned 55. I got P a special birthday card, snarkily remarking that he had reached the speed limit, and hosted a small party to celebrate, though he wasn't in much of a party mood. At the time, I remember thinking some version of "better you than me," as I had barely entered my 50s, and felt that time was on my side.
By Judah Leblang | Jan 29
I had ambitious plans for my holiday break, which turned out (thanks to a snowstorm) to be more than two weeks out of the office.
By Judah Leblang | Jan 9
Is it just my imagination, or do the years pass more quickly as I age, each faster than the one before?
By Judah Leblang | Dec 11
Suddenly, while I wasn't paying attention, the holiday season snuck up on me.
By Judah Leblang | Nov 21
It was 5 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon and I was in a bad mood, tense and edgy.
By Judah Leblang | Oct 31
I am a Member of several tribes, lost tribes. Or as one friend said, I can play another victim card -- to go with the gay, the Jew, the middle aged -- and this, my stiff-necked allegiance to the Cleveland Browns (football) and the Cleveland Indians (baseball) teams -- may trump them all.
By Judah Leblang | Oct 16
Over the past decade, I've learned to mark my territory, to place myself in space not by familiar landmarks, but by public restrooms.
By Judah Leblang | Oct 2
I was driving west toward Rochester, New York last Friday with only the chatter of my mind for company.
By Judah Leblang | Sep 19
Last Saturday morning I was at loose ends, restless, my stomach growling. It was Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, one of the holiest days in Judaism. Though I'm not particularly observant -- my spirituality is an eclectic mishmash of several traditions -- Judaism is my home base, a tradition woven into my DNA.