Sunday, January 19, 2020

Exclusive: Rep. Ayanna Pressley Reveals Beautiful Bald Head and Talks Al...

   On Thursday Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley decided to reveal that she has alopecia and then reveals her bald head for all to see. While I think that it was very brave of her to share this I find how she presented it quite curious. She feels that its dishonest not to reveal her bald head since she has been using her ethnically black hair styles to make her more help forge a bond with voters. Hmmm. So now she wants to reveal her bald head because after all bald is beautiful. Hmmm. Well isn't she kind of ignoring the elephant in the room? Instead of being a public service announcement for alopecia she has announced she has alopecia because she feels dishonest. Her hair is really a wig and to her that makes her less relateable to other blacks as a congresswoman. Wow. She really is putting her head in the sand.
   Alopecia is stress related and it is more rare to get alopecia totalis as Pressley has. It seems being a congresswoman is really getting to her and her body can' t seem to hide it so she got alopecia.
I feel bad for her but she is clueless. Alopecia is there to tell her to slow down. . A lot of women are going through this these days. Why not advocate slowing down  and listening to the signs one's body is giving them?  While its good not to beat ones self up over things like this its also not really  a bald is beautiful moment. Is Pressley really that unevolved ?
   As an alopecia sufferer I think that Pressley's reveal is a ploy at self promotion when it really could have been a wonderful way to raise awareness of the way alopecia affect a person's life. She just made it a political fashion statement. Good grief.  I'm unimpressed and I have alopecia .areatta.

Monday, December 2, 2019


    I saw FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH last week. I don't really speak Yiddish but I had gotten good recommendations from friends and decided to splurge and see it.
  There are English subtitles on curtains on either side of the stage and I will admit that its a little annoying to have to look at them because you do miss some of the action when you are looking at the subtitles. That said, I think that this was one of the most moving renditions of Fiddler on the Roof that I have ever seen. Okay, I just saw this and the movie from 1972. But still, its quite good. The old Yiddish Tevye Der Milkeur  (not sure if I am spelling it correctly) is the best but I know that will never be repeated. In the old Yiddish version, Chava notices her mother's wedding dress among her gentile husband's family's possession after a pogrom and then goes back to live with her father and leaves Anetevka with her father and sisters. Of course, this is most likely what happened if this story was real. Hollywood can't handle this of course.
  Now that we have gotten my reservations out of the way, Steven Skybell was a wonderful Tevye. He brought so much strength and warmth to the role. Jennifer Babiak looked too young to be playing Golde, but was good as well. Jackie Hoffman who plays Yente stole every scene she was in . The shabbos scene in the play was better than in the movie and I loved the bottle dancers at the wedding. I also loved the eerieness of Tevye's dream.
   Most of the cast did not speak Yiddish to begin so they had to teach them what the words meant and how to pronounce them. Many of the actors were not Jewish.
    The play is so powerful because it is spoken in the language the people in the story would have spoken. It is also more emotional seeing it on a stage than on the a screen.
   Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish is playing until January 5 off Broadway. It is worth the splurge. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Mini AOC

 This little girl is my hero. She makes me laugh so much. She should be on Saturday Night Live. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

I Think My head is going to Explode

    I am all for being respectful of all human beings. I also think that with the distribution of the above video that the world is sinking to a new low and society is at risk of being destroyed. We have reached the forty ninth level of toomah.
   The above video  is just a fad . It claims gender is  a state of mind not biological  based on the feelings of those who have gender dysphoria. There are only 2 genders. Women can act and feel many different ways. Men can act and  feel many different ways. I feel bad for people who have this illness where they think they are the opposite gender, but just because they feel that way does not make it so. The leftists want to convince us that there are no genders and that someone can choose their gender. This is all a bunch of poppycock. Science has taught  us that biology dictates so much in the human body, its all in our DNA. , especially gender. Oh and don't get me started about non-binary. The only people who are non-binary people are those who actually are intersex who aren't any of the people represented in this video.
    I have been hearing about this nonsense for years, but I never paid it much heed because I thought it was so far out. I want to know what moron let this slide in. This is Brave New World stuff and is not good for anyone especially women.
    I have heard of people who want co-ed camp cabins in defense of such imagination. I am so glad that I am an adult and that I am an observant Jew. No good can come from this free for all that is being proposed.

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Secret Life of Alopecia

    All my life I have had unruly thick curly hair . As I have gotten older it has thinned a little but nothing most people would notice and it actually was kind of nice because it has made my hair a little less out of control. Nothing of course could have prepared me for the oh so not fun symptoms of alopecia areata.
     Not long after my brother passed away I noticed a quarter sized bald spot on the left side of my scalp. I know that I have a lot of hair to cover it up but that did  not make it any less upsetting. For a few weeks I used the anti inflammatory medication my dermatologist suggested to no avail . Even worse the bald spot spread. Unless you have experienced this you can't imagine how awful it is.
     Alopecia areata is often brought on by extreme stress. It is an autoimmune disease that tells your cells to attack your hair follicles and make you lose patches of hair. The sudden loss of my brother brought it on. One's hair grows back after alopecia areata but it can take awhile. Some people lose all of their hair from it and often there is more than one bald spot. In my case I have one large spot and two other smaller spots. The hair is now SLOWLY growing back but only due to the VERY painful injections  from my dermatologist.
        I have friends who laugh at me because my hair covers my bald spots. They  don't realize how unsettling alopecia is . Nothing like the fear of alopecia totalis to keep a person up at night . The worst part is that because stress can cause alopecia , worrying about it really does not help.
       I never felt too excited about covering my hair after marriage but in the condition I am in now it does not sound so bad !
       Men reading this probably don't feel bad for me but it really is worse for a woman to suffer hair loss than for a man just as being a short  woman is not as bad as being a height deficient male.
        I realize that this is not the worst ailment to suffer from. When a good friend's dad passed away she got shingles. Nonetheless, alopecia areata is no picnic.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

is it Safe Anywhere?

    Though I have gone to shul after the tragic and horrific shul shootings this year I admit that I still have a nagging fear deep within . I have played hooky from shul more than I normally do.
      A few weeks ago on a day that I also did not go to shul there was a  fire in my apartment building where I found out that none of the smoke detectors in the common area hallways were working. So much for feeling like I don't want to get out of bed in the morning. 
     I guess the world isn't a safe place and one can't predict what might happen next. I have always know this but never realized how far reaching the consequences of  this are. 
         I have learned two things in the past few weeks. . Make sure to  have a fire escape route and its better to focus on where one  should be than where one shouldn't be.