I have lived for 46 years thus far. I have enjoyed many parties or, as my Grandfather used to call them, “Gatherings”. I have been a guest at many shindigs and hosted many as well. And last night, during a holiday party at our house, I absorbed an observation I have been making for many […]Read More Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dinah
One time in 2008, I was out for a fall walk in my Denver neighborhood. Had my headphones in, my sweater on, and was digging on the changing leaves. When, out of the blue, I had an olfactory rush of pine! It was intoxicating. I instantly followed the scent. Got stronger by the block, and […]Read More The Hanukkah Bush
It was a Saturday in December of 2012. I went to the Mountain Dog rescue near the camp where I worked and lived. I was nervous when I walked in. This was to be my first dog ever. And how would I know if I was choosing the right one? I was looking for a […]Read More Who da Poochie?
I always dream about vacations. I long to let it all go and get away from my worries. I dream of beaches and mountains and foreign lands. And I dream of doing very little once I get there. And yet, last month, I went on the best vacation you can imagine. It wasn’t in some […]Read More The Water is Fine
There has been a phenomenon that has occurred throughout my adult life that I think you need to know about. I can tell the future. Now, you may be saying to yourself, “has Jonah been out in the sun too long?” But no my friends, I speak the truth. This has been happening every 3-9 […]Read More Extra-Chalant
I have had a lot of jobs in my life. In the early days, it was scooping ice cream at Baskin-Robbins, making sandwiches at the mall food court deli, and somehow working on the staff of a Washington DC wedding vendor magazine. And over the years, I found my calling to work with kids and […]Read More Workin’ for the Man
“Take it from me, in order to be connected, understood, and truly comfortable in our skin, we need to look at each other. Dare I say STARE at each other. Soak each other in.” It is amazing to me how every single day of my life I am confronted with people looking, pretending not to […]Read More Just Look