Catching Up Is Hard To Do

One of the many frustrating things about blogging is that when life gets in the way of blogging there’s usually way too much stuff up on which to catch when everything finally calms down. In fact due to the recent convergence of events, lack of sleep, stress, and change in temperature, I was sick for a few days and unable to speak normally. Thankfully I’m fine now, but it was not a pleasant experience.
The big news is that I recently gave notice at Information Builders – a company with which I have had a relationship since a summer internship way back in 1998. Given my history with the company, this was not an easy decision to make. Information Builders, and specifically my department has been very gracious and supportive over the years and I am grateful to have been able to work with a fantastic and talented group of professionals.
After some time off I will be starting a new position at JPMorgan Chase where brother-in-law Avi started out not long after their merger with Chemical Bank.
In other news…

  • For the next few weeks I will be filling in for R. Bloch at the Bridge Shul, including the Tu Bishvat Luncheon. Details to follow.
  • Roommate Yonah first introduced me to the Martin Luther King commemoration at HIR. If you ever have the chance, I highly recommend you go one year for a really amazing experience – if not socially and spiritually than at least musically.1 Regardless, I find it reassuring to know that there is at least one shul which attempts to capture the spirit of unity promoted by Dr. King.

I think there’s more, but that’s all for now.

1. Carlebach done by a gospel choir is something to behold. Although from the comments made, it seems that not only is there a CD in the works with Neshama and the Green Pastures choir, but also that Neshama is a shrewd businesswoman.

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