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I can recall one of my acting teachers saying, "Living in the unknown gives us an opportunity to surrender to miracles."

"But I'm afraid!"
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"But I'm lost!"
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"But I don't know what to do!"
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As the High Holidays approach and a new year begins, I offer this short videoclip on living in the unknown.

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A few days after Edie Windsor won her landmark case in front of the Supreme Court, I had the distinct honor of driving her home from synagogue. As throngs of jubilant LGBTQ fans encircled my car and cheered for her, Edie, sitting in the back seat, reflected on the bittersweet irony in losing her wife and winning her case. "If I can't have Thea's love," she said, waving at all her adoring and grateful fans, "at least I have the love of the community."

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I'm very honored to be presenting a plenary lecture at the upcoming statewide conference for the Texas Council on Family Violence entitled: "The Danger and Thrill of Netflix & Chill: LGBTQ Dating & Relationships in a Digital Age." ... See MoreSee Less

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When teaching parents how to effectively communicate with a teenager, I ask them to consider the power of the "shush moment and the seeming absence."

We all long to be heard and held in the darkness of our private midnights.

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I was very honored to present on a panel with Yavilah McCoy and Matan Koch on the Intersectionality of Identities at the Hillel International Conference in St. Louis. ... See MoreSee Less

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