This past Shabbat was the first time that we spent it with friends outdoors and indoors in masks. I hadn’t realized just how much I missed quality time with friends until that moment when we were sitting around just chatting in my mother-in-law’s backyard. I hadn’t seen any friends in-person in over a year. This… Continue reading The First Shabbat
I have been teaching online for almost two years now. It has been the first time I’ve been able to work in a decade and a half outside of the freelance writing and public speaking I did when I lived in New York. I missed teaching so much that even all these years later, a… Continue reading The Rewards of Teaching Online
Since when I last updated my blog, the world is very different and not just for me. We’re currently in the middle of a pandemic and I haven’t seen my any of my close friends in-person since early 2020. I haven’t written anything in way too long. I’m completely out of practice. Instead of writing,… Continue reading Are you there, G-d? It’s me Aliza
Native American AND Jewish? A member of two tribes, Emily Bowen Cohen is giving a talk at CSUN next Tuesday, November 14 at 9:30 about my comics. There are ten seats open to the public. She will talk about my experiences growing up Native American and Jewish. She will also also talk about my joy… Continue reading A Member of Two Tribes: Native American and Jewish
It might surprise some of you that this self-described Jewminicana actually has a Puerto Rican great-grandfather. I am 7/8 Dominican and 1/8 Puerto Rican. My great-grandfather Demetrio Marrero-Vasquez (pictured below with me in his lap) was a Boricua through and through. I am often asked by people, both Dominican and not, who wonder aloud that… Continue reading Get matched & help a family in Puerto Rico
Back by popular demand, I’ve resurrected my old Facebook fan page for this blog. Many of you have contacted me with friend requests after noticing that I had deactivated the page, which had fallen dormant. Here is the new link: https://www.facebook.com/jewminicana/. If you’re not on Facebook, you can always follow me on Twitter or other social… Continue reading Follow me on Facebook
A little known fact about me is that I review free products for Amazon Vine. Before I had my now 22-month-old son, I used to review every single thing that I posted on Amazon and I was one of the top 2,000 reviewers. That sounds really cool but honestly I wanted to crack the top… Continue reading Queen of Amazon
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Confession: I am a total fan girl. I love books. I love movies. I love TV. I love myself some stories. And I really love the good ones. As a kid in an abusive home, I also really needed the escape that came from being able to visit a world outside my own. It helped… Continue reading The Short History of a Fan Girl
I was very sick in 2006 so I somehow missed this or my most recent affliction, Mommy Brain, caused it to be erased from my brain. My husband wants me to send this to my father, who by the way went to high school and college here after his mother emigrated to New York City… Continue reading 2006: Where was I when this happened?