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About the author:
Hannah's writing has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize in Literature, once for the Million Writers Award, and once for The Best of the Net. She has served as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar, too.
Hannah's short story collections are: Can I be Rare, Too? (Bards & Sages Publishing, 2017), Friends and Rabid Hedgehogs (Bards & Sages, 2016), Cryptids (Bards & Sages Publishing, 2015), The Immediacy of Emotional Kerfuffles, 2nd ed. (Bards and Sages Publishing, 2015), and Don't Pet the Sweaty Things, 2nd ed. (Bards and Sages Publishing, 2014). Her musical is Watercolors (Scotch & Soda Productions, 1979).
 Hannah's nonfiction books are: Word Citizen: Uncommon Thoughts on Writing, Motherhood & Life in Jerusalem (Tailwinds Press, 2015), Jerusalem Sunrise (Imago Press, 2015), Oblivious to the Obvious: Wishfully Mindful Parenting (French Creek Press, 2010), and Conversations on Communication Ethics (Praeger, 1991).
Hannah's poetry books include: Mothers Ought to Utter Only Niceties (Unbound CONTENT, 2017, Forthcoming), A Grand Sociology Lesson (Lit Fest Press, 2016), Dancing with Hedgehogs, (Fowlpox Press, 2014), The Little Temple of My Sleeping Bag (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), and Citrus-Inspired Ceramics (Aldrich Press, 2013).

Dreams are for Coloring Books: Midlife's Marvels

Authored by KJ Hannah Greenberg

We often get bogged down with assumptions about what we ought to receive in our relationships with people and with G-d. We suppose that our partners ought, for instance, to prioritize chatting with us when returning home from work, or that our children ought, for instance, to give up their precious leisure hours to help us with household chores. Similarly, we might suppose that the ends we've determined for our careers and for our health, and that the means by which we think that we ought to achieve those ends, are the only ways in which we can move fittingly through life.

Such beliefs are unrealistic, and even harmful. Our dear ones' urgencies don't always match ours. Our urgencies don't always dovetail with theirs or with G-d's. That's okay. In learning how to weave together their needs with our own, and in learning how to accept, rather than to fight against, the measures that G-d gives us, we grow personally, parentally, and professionally. We become happier, too.

Publication Date:
1546704167 / 9781546704164
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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