Tag Archive | 10

Day 10 of NBM: Yesod

I read a delightful article today entitled “My Daughter’s Ten Bicycles,” in which a Jewish man considers the 10 dimensions in which he bought his daughter a single bicycle. A lovely read, it is based on a 500-year-old description of the universe as a manifestation of the Creator’s 10 attributes: Chochmah (wisdom) Binah (understanding) Daat (knowledge) Chessed (love) Gevurah (might, […]

11.10.1976: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Mandatory Music: you must drink whiskey and stare out at the sea while listening to this song. Wait, look back at the screen now so you can read this post. What a great song, right? I had this on 45 and played it over and over again on my denim-themed record player (shown below).  38 […]

Day 10: Whole30 (Adaptation)

You ever see that crazy movie Adaptation? Starring crazy Nicolas Cage as a pair of twins? Other than a general sense of confusion, I most remember one of the twins saying to the other, in response to a terminal case of unrequited love, “You are what you love, not what loves you.” Isn’t that nice? […]

10-Point Analysis of Babies vs. Tattoos

Oh my, over at The Ugly Volvo is just the most wonderful point-by-point comparison of getting a baby versus a tattoo, which uses as a framework the top 10 (usually unsolicited) pieces of advice people give you about getting a tattoo. You need to go read this right now: “10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER, […]

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules on Writing

It’s hard to beat this 2001 essay in the NYT for sheer density of good advice, coming from story master Elmore Leonard. (#5 is my favorite.) His full article is provided below. ———————————-  These are rules I’ve picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I’m writing a book, to help me […]

10 Things I Won’t Do For Love

Mandatory Music: enjoy this classic 70s soft rock while you read. Go on, press the button: 1. Eat radishes. 2. Shave my arms. 3. Watch Fox News. 4. Get another cat. 5. Give up my dog. 6. Wear high heels. 7. Or panty hose. 8. Attend a child’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. 9. […]

1 of 10: Forgiveness

As I was walking to my car tonight, leaving the talent show at my daughter’s school, I heard a boy telling his dad that a tornado was coming. He was pointing toward the crazy cloud formations in the greenish sky. “You want to stay here and watch the tornado come in?” the dad asked him, […]