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Rosh Hashanah in Quetzaltenango

Mount Tajumulco, Guatemala. tonight i gather with my tribe to welcome a new year with life & laughter & the biggest bottle of cheap wine we could find in Guatemala. we are not at shul in Crown Heights or Skokie. we are at socialist, Spanish-language school in the reddest heart of this highland…

Leaving One Banana Republic for Another

And here we go. In three days, my partner (now wife!) Esther and I are leaving the Bay to live and travel in Central America for the fall. The trip is coming off the heels of our wedding (which was crazy beautiful, I am truly blessed), but it is not…

Getting Married, Getting Grown

Last month, I finished up my official tenure working at Youth Speaks. This coming weekend, I will meet my partner under the chuppah and, with a big-ass smile on face, marry her. Together, these events mark a beautiful transition in my life, one that I call: Getting Grown. For a…

Coming Out Straight: The Snap Judgment Edition

Here it is! This is my act from the recent Snap Judgment live special that is currently airing on NPR and is slated to air on PBS in the fall. Watch and pass it on, if you dare. Mom & Dad — don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Brave New Voices in the Bay: A Selective Preview

I don’t have much time right now to write — I’m busy getting ready to welcome over 500 of the world’s best young writers to the Bay to do their thing. Yes, my friends, it’s time for Brave New Voices. This is the culmination of the Youth Speaks program year,…