The challenges and excuses rearing their heads already are abundant. Technical: How do I call someone and record that call such that I have an editable audio file in the end? Strategic: Can I look at my dad’s life as a heroic journey, and what questions should I ask to get to that story? Logistic: How do I make time to do all this AND continue leading my weight loss support group and edit the congregation’s newsletter and write my blog and host Thanksgiving dinner and earn a living? I’ll come up with a vision and read it to myself morning and evening. Yeah, more writing will solve the problem.
So in getting out of my own muck and mire, I want to acknowledge Rabbi Mark Glickman, whose first book has just now been published. I received my pre-ordered copy of “Sacred Treasure; the Cairo Genizah” in the past week, and I feel as though I’ve been part of his adventure, listening to his stories about the planning and writing of it for over a year, and enjoying the slide show of his field trip to Egypt with his son to experience it firsthand. Maybe that is the trick—have a community with you on the journey. So if you have ideas or advice for me, please contribute!