Rosh Hashanah and its symbolic sweet honey cake gave me a new appreciation of Facebook this week. Do you like honey cake? Neither do I. I don’t know anyone who craves honey in the form of a dark, dense cake. And that is why I was surprised when my childhood friend, Linsey, pinged me with a Facebook message asking if I had a good recipe.
Linsey’s note included no formal hello nor acknowledgement that our last equally sporadic Messenger exchange took place five months ago. We had a flutter of messages a month before that, but the prior notes date back a year.
READ THE REST OF MY NEWEST ESSAY AT TCJEWFOLK.COM. It’s about lasting friendships, the unexpected sweetness of Facebook, and why I’m grateful to Facebook for helping me keep in touch with old friends, even if it’s sporadic and not the same as face-to-face or even a phone chat. Yes, I basically set out to write a new essay for the holidays and instead wrote a love letter to Facebook.
P.S. If you’re not a subscriber to my occasional newsletter you missed some awesome brisket recipes last week!
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This month’s friendship question is not only about a friend who ignores another friend on Facebook. It will help anyone who has been on the receiving end of passive aggressive behavior, whether online or offline. But it will also help anyone who might read too...read more
What is the deal with The Book of the Month Club? Has anyone else been asking themselves that question? I kept seeing ads for this monthly club everywhere on the bookish internet and mentions of its fabulousness on blogs I enjoy. I felt so left out. I love books. I...read more
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The fall writing plan is here. This was the summer of reading with some writing. With my kids in school now (YEESSSSS!), I can pick up the writing pace and keep the reading pace strong, too. Well those are my goals at least. Cheers to more words on the page now that...read more
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