names

BITTER ROOTS

I am named after an aunt I never met. In my version of Jewish family, you don’t name babies after living people. Only after those who have passed. This is not true in all Jewish families. It depends on where… Read More ›

NAMES HURT

“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me.” It’s an old childhood chant, a miserably inadequate defense against bullies and bigots when one is small and powerless. It was oft-repeated, not only by we, the… Read More ›

STICKS AND STONES

Weekly Writing Challenge: Power of Names “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me.” It’s an old childhood chant, a miserably inadequate defense against bullies and bigots when one is small and powerless. It was… Read More ›