Neurotic Owl

flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread

Tag Archives: Why yes I am Jewish

And then I made a lot of you feel bad, even though that’s not the point.

Posted this on Facebook the other day (my personal one, not the Neurotic Owl page), and given the level of response, thought I’d restate it here.  There’s been a lot … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Pretty flowers and scary worlds.

Yesterday there was bomb threat called in to the Houston JCC, along with 9 others around the country.  Today there may or may not have been an active shooter at … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Fluffy and Rex, I lurve you!

I forget if I only raved about it on Facebook or lso here, but awhile back I read yet another Tessa Dare romance novel, and the heroine was a wildlife … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Blessed is the match . . .

 Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, so it’s surprisingly timely that I was planning to post Hannah Szenes (sometimes spelled Senesh) today.  Hannah was a Hungarian born Jew from an … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

If you even THINK about burning a library down, I will cut you.

Hypatia (of a few different places, really) is mostly remembered as a brilliant philosopher and mathematician, and as a rational person murdered by an irrational religious mob.  Seems like a … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Aaaand back to books you may or may not have read.

 Because I assume everybody’s read ‘A Wrinkle in Time’, and OF COURSE Meg Murray’s on my list, but I don’t know how many people have read the other books, especially … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Amelia Pond. It’s like a name out of a fairytale.

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

And then the opposition gets their say.

True story:  when I was little and started reading the Narnia books, my mom sat me down and explained that they were very good books, but they were about a … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tarot! And a sukkah! Four of wands.

Because I’m sorry, that is clearly a sukkah, with or without walls.  Which is fine — lots of cultures have a similar sort of harvest festival, so I’m not feeling … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tarot #2, The High Priestess, AKA I have to draw what?!?!?

This is the one where things start to really change, because I had forgotten the immense amount of Jewish and Christian iconography in these card, and I’m not comfortable with … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment