You Don’t Own Me

This video was initially posted during the 2012 election. The message, especially considering that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, is as important as it was four years ago.

We need a President who is rational, is calm, understands the value of tact and most of all, is not living in the dark ages when it comes to American women.

Voting for Hillary is a vote for our daughter’s future. I’m with her and you should be too.


Babi Yar

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the massacre at Babi Yar.

Nearly 34,000 Ukrainian Jews were murdered over the course of two days. Only 29 survived.

The victims were remembered at a memorial ceremony on Thursday.

It’s very hard for me to write this. Like many Ashkenazi Jews, I am not untouched by the Holocaust. My grandparents were born in this country, their parents immigrated from Eastern Europe. In immigrating, their parents left behind family members who would later become part of the six million Jews who were tortured, starved and slaughtered.

It’s also very hard because antisemitism, which many believed to have disappeared in the last few decades, has returned with a vengeance. Modern day Jewish communities all over the world are feeling the heat of hatred and prejudice once more.

Over and over again, we keep saying never again. But saying never again feels fruitless.

May the memories of those who were killed be a blessing. Z”l.

Goodbye Yellowcard: A Bittersweet Goodbye

Yesterday, Yellowcard released their final album for what will be the foreseeable future.

As a fan, it is a bittersweet experience.

I’ve been a fan since my early 20’s. Their music has been a part of my life for more than ten years, I cannot imagine my life or my music collection without Yellowcard. I’ve been able to mark my life by their music.

But all good things must come to an end at some point.

I’ve listed to the new album twice at this point. It’s a signature Yellowcard album. It is personable, real, honest and deep. In short, it is everything it should be and more.

Saying goodbye is bittersweet. I have nothing but respect for the guys and their ability to perform. I know that their professional futures are bright. I just don’t want to say goodbye.

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