Greetings! After nearly 8 months and thousands of dollars later, I have mostly recovered from the digestive crisis that made me balloon 20 lbs., put me in the emergency room several times with severe abdominal pain and routinely left me vomiting…among other things that would fall under the category of TMI (too much information). It… Continue reading Mini Health Update from LA
Hey from LA! Wow, I’ve really been getting a lot of email lately from new readers and fans! Thank you for sharing so many of your amazing stories with me! I hope that people can be patient awaiting my responses. I am no longer responding to every email but I do read all of them… Continue reading Hey, hey, hey from LA!
Dear Fans: I am really thankful to all of you who have sent such wonderful fan letters my way. I am so glad that you’ve found the blog interesting, entertaining and even educational! Unfortunately, there have been so many letters lately that answering them, in my current health condition, has become overwhelming and impossible. I… Continue reading Fan Mail
Where in the world is Aliza Hausman? Honestly, I’m starting to feel like I’m having an out-of-body experience. I am neither here nor there. And I’m definitely not quite sure where I’m going to be in the next few months. I know where I wish I was…Los Angeles, Israel or the Dominican Republic (in no… Continue reading Where in the world is Aliza Hausman?
I’ve always been a very open, outgoing person. In so many ways, this has led me to connect deeply to so many people. I think people are often surprised by how much they’re willing to share with me, even readers who feel that I have already shared so much with them. Early on, I made… Continue reading There is such a thing as too open
Dear Aliza, While I would not call myself a “fan” of yours, since I disagree with much of what you write (and am also a follower of Fox News, and like Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, etc.) I do read your [blog posts], and felt I had to share with you something that happened yesterday, since… Continue reading A letter from a not-so-fan fan
Sometimes you burn your bridges. Sometimes you BLOW THEM up. I aspire to be the kind of person who doesn’t burn or blow up (metaphorical) bridges but given what my sister calls my “anger management problem,” I can’t seem to refrain from doing either. (My husband adds, “you curse like a sailor.” And I don’t… Continue reading I’m a genie in a bottle, you better not rub me the wrong way…
If you’re as observant as I am, you probably haven’t noticed the changes I’ve made to the blog. I went into someone’s house the other day and for 15 minutes, they had me look around and “Guess what’s different!” I never did. For a writer, my attention to detail is really quite awful. So, what’s… Continue reading Getting with it Blogging
An email from a Jewish convert: The questions I often get about my “Irish” appearance pale (no pun intended) in comparison to what Jews of color must face but it’s still so annoying and intrusive. D. D. Then she goes on to tell me about the time a friend of a friend found out she… Continue reading Awkward much?
According to CNN, Americans aren’t losing their religions, they’re changing them often. Wow, for some reason, I’ve never felt more like a statistic. I am one of those Americans who has changed religions but I don’t plan on changing it again…ever. First of all, it’s too hard and second of all, I’m too happy (even… Continue reading The Conversion Process