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She follows me into the bathroom, watches me struggle to put on eyeliner.

"Trace inside the lid," she says and shows me how to do it. The effect is subtle but striking.

"And when you put on lipstick, make sure you go all the way around so it gets in the corners. And use the green eyeshadow, maybe with a bit of purple, it'll accent your eyes."

When I'm on my way out the door: "Call if you're going to be out late!"

I'm very bad with dates, but I think that my mom z"l died 11 years ago last Thursday. So let me tell you a story.

This is about, oh probably 4 or 5 years earlier.

Me: "Mom, can I wear your dress to a party?"
Mom: "Sure, which one do you want?"

We go to her closet, I pick out her nicest dress, a long, shimmery-black, Morticia Addams type deal. It fits; my mom was tall.

Then she asks, "do you need to use my makeup?"


Depression, gender Show more

israel/occupied palestine / more general world politics Show more

So I'm getting a rather unusual custom banjo that will be the first designed to play Yiddish music. It will need custom strings smh

I'm putting some thought into developing the best tuning and stuff. What worries me is that I'll go with the wrong one when ordering strings. What a fun project tho

Gab, deplorable social media site, back online, Epik hosts Show more

So this dude gave me his car bc I helped save his life last winter, plus he can't legally drive. He went on a weird racist and conspiracy laden rant last night and I told him off. Now he wants his car back. Sigh. It was nice while it lasted. You get stuff, you lose stuff, it's all the same in the end.

pol, guns Show more

Civilization collapse, politics Show more

how to tell if you're an antisemite or just an anti-zionist Show more

i love how zionists who suggest Jews shouldn't care about george soros because he's "anti-Israel" are blatantly admitting that their pro-israel lobbying has nothing to do with combating antisemitism

Politics, Yiddish Show more

music Show more

Don't say, "the system is broken." Take a look at who the system benefits, by how much, and THEN you'll find out why it is the way it is.

homophobia, fascist nonsense Show more

Here's what I ended up with. Verse 1 is in both the anthology and elsewhere, verse 2 is what was sung on Marek Edelman's funeral, and the rest is from the anthology. The refrain is from Edelman's funeral too, it is very slightly different from the anthology version too.

Go to for the rest of the archive in pdf format.

Here's a thing: The version of Di Shvue in the anthology has a completely different text than what I can find anywhere else after the 1st verse. I'm wondering if anyone has access to Vol. 15 of the collected writings of S. An-Sky or other resources to figure out wtf is going on

antisemitism, uspol, int pol Show more

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