Positive and Negative Space

It was the afternoon of Erev Rosh Hashanah, the eve of the Jewish New Year, midway through a month-long cycle of holidays meant to serve as an annual course correction for Jews: How did I miss the mark in the past year? How will I be a better person next year? As the...

Gravity: It’s The Law

Tonight I’m contemplating my relationship with gravity, trying to reconcile my gratitude, anger and fear. Years ago, before I understood its special hold on me, I loved the poster my colleague had on her office door: a picture of an apple in mid-air, with the...