Baby has its uses.

In the last couple days, a blast from the dramatic past and I came into fairly close contact in yet a very distant manner. I realize how frustratingly vague that sounds, and I don’t care much to expand. 

But what I am interested in is not that I avoided encountering the drama head-on, but what lead me to avoid any direct contact with the drama.

I was debating how to react to this potentially dramatic and unnecessary situation.  The rational voice employed by my brain explained its token reasons for not getting involved, while that little curious, mischievous piece of me was still present in the background chiming in. It was like thought bubbles were being sponsored by the little angel and devil who reside on my shoulders. 

But the thought bubble that closed the issue with a very sharp *thud* of finality was sponsored by neither angel nor devil. It was sponsored by the little future-baby that currently resides in my body and currently stands (floats?) for much of how I’ve been making decisions lately.

As soon as the words ‘my baby’ showed up in my drama radar, it was case closed. The past is the past, memory is only as important as you make it, and I’m about to enter a new world, a new start, the ultimate Yom Kippur, by bringing a kid into the world.

Drama of a dual citizen.

A key element of being a dual citizen is the dual drama.

I always get homesick with these bouts of New York City drama:

Investigators believe all passengers and crew, more than 150 people, survive a plane crashing into New York’s Hudson River.

I prefer NYC drama to the Israel brand these days…

Report: Israel, Hamas agree on 2-week truce

Israel says killed Hamas interior minister

False alarm sounds in Jerusalem

Glad to hear the US Airways passengers and crew are safe. Looking forward to hearing from the pilot.

Hoping for the safety of Israeli and Palestinian citizens.

Hoping for it all to end.

Katamon drama: Not just for new olim anymore.

I’ve come to respect homemade Israeli television. It’s creative, it’s bizarre, it’s actually pretty good sometimes. Hey, there’s a reason why Jews rule Hollywood, right? coming to a televisia near you.

Here’s the latest from Yes, coming to a televisia near you: סרוגים (as in, kippa sruga, or the yarmulke associated with the dati-leumi universe), a drama about the religious dating life in Katamon.

Wait, what? Can’t we just look outside our windows and see it for ourselves?

Nah. Watch it on TV… or on the website. Maybe it will cause a sense of reflection. At the very least, it should cause some laughs.