Saturday, December 5, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Last night I sat in your bottom bunk and watched you play your guitar. You had the guitar in your lap and looked up songs on your computer and played along. I got the warm fuzzies when you pulled up the tablature for Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. It got even warmer and fuzzier when you were actually able to play it. You amaze me. Part of it - I'm sure - is that I have no musical ability at all so I can't understand how my offspring would be able to. The other part is that you are so talented and so good at teaching yourself things.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I'm Your Gleeful Dad


We're staying up late watching Glee together. Sometimes I wonder if you're my son - when you wear flip flops in the Winter - but when you are interested in a TV show like this, I know you're mine.

Love you,


Saturday, August 1, 2009

This is off your Facebook page

Jack answered 'Favorites' questions in The Me Quiz.

Fruit: banana
Ice Cream: chocolate
Restaurant: sweet green
Sport: baseball
Number: 2
Soda: coke
Song: anything by AC/DC
Color: gold
Actor: john belushi
Sight: the ocean
Smell: mint
Breakfast food: pancakes
Favorite possession: laptop
Fast food restaurant: hate them all
Comedian: demetri martin
Sandlot or Little Rascals: sandlot
Holiday: Festival Of Sleep--January 3
Cartoon Character: bart simpson

Jack answered 'Do you' questions in The Me Quiz.

Hold grudges: yes
Play an instrument: GUITAR
Read the newspaper: everyday
Believe in ghosts: no
Have an obsession: fish and chips
Like winning: yeah
Like waiting: nope
Have freckles: some
Snore: nope
Believe in love at first sight: maybe
Wear contacts or glasses: nope
Like yourself: you know it
Do you wish you lived somewhere else?: NYC
Do you like roller coasters?: yup
Enjoy spending time with your Mom?: sure
Ever think about the price of gasoline?: nope, i have a prius
Sleep with a fan on?: nope
Have a good handle on spelling?: i guess
Know how to play chess?: yup
Want to get married?: eventually
Ever miss being a little kid?: yeah
Like seafood?: im obsessed 

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ramah, again.


Mom is going to pick you up at camp this weekend. This is the first time I am going to miss this treat. I just started a new job and I'm not ready to take off a Friday just yet. It is probably better this way. I'd only be bugging you to pose for pictures with your friends.

Sorry I took so many at the airport. I guess I wanted to have some recent ones to remember you by. Or maybe I want to document how long your hair gets.

You've done a pretty admirable job avoiding the cameras at camp as well.

Love you.


Save the World

Jack, this is a little old, but deserving of being on here. We had some "fits and starts" to getting your graduation speech ready. It wasn't until Big Michael came by for dinner one night when he gave you an idea that helped make this happen. He said, "just talk about what you want to talk about." So you ditched the whole, "I remember in kindergarten, blah, blah, blah" thing and wrote about saving the world.

Here it is.

A lot of my classmates are going to talk about this school, but I’m going to talk about something different, something bigger. I’m talking about tikun olam. Tikun olam means repairing the world.

There is argument on what this means, but I believe it’s a call to action in order to save the environment. You can help in your home by reducing, reusing, recycling, and rethinking. Rethinking means using a used think for a new purpose, like a milk carton flower pot, or something. Of course you could just get fluorescent bulbs. You can help in your community by telling others, picking up litter etc.

And you can help the whole world by going to rallies, sending letters to congressmen, and donating to charities. Of course, I’m not saying that you have to do this, but if you feel as strongly about our world as I do don’t be afraid to help out.

We were very proud to be your parents that day - and every day since. Oh, and you looked incredibly handsome in your suit.



Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hello, Goodbye, Oy

I got lots to catch up on here. You came so close to winning the DC Geography Bee. You got into Jewish Day School. You graduated Sixth Grade. You went off to camp. But let me start with this. Love the humor. But you told me that "Jewish Goodbye" is something you picked up from Sam Shoyer.