A Memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

My dear friend Rucheli posted this letter on her blog and I just had to share it. It is from the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. On this day of remembrance, here is something to jog your memory and touch your soul… In one of the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto, preserved in a little bottle and concealed amongst heaps of charred stone and human bones, the following testament was found, written in the last hours of the ghetto by a Jew named Yosl Rakover. Warsaw, 28 April 1943 I, Yosl, son of David......

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Why Honesty Is Always The Best Policy

I was talking to a friend tonight about how so much hurt can be avoided if people were just honest with each other. We both recounted bad experiences and lessons that could have been learned easier if only we or our partners had the guts to just tell truth. What I think is so funny is you can always see it when someone else is in the middle of it but never when it is your own situation. You watch movies or read books and watch lives and relationships unravel all because......

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Secret Keepers
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May 01, 2011

Secret Keepers

I think it’s really funny when people act badly and ask you to keep their secret… but then treat you poorly. You see, secrets are contingent on the people you ask to keep them. What is the motivation for someone to keep your secret if you are nasty and disrespectful to them? I just find that remarkable.  Also, unfathomable. But I am not saying that you shouldn’t ask or expect your friends to keep your secrets or that sharing is bad but to perpetrate a secret and then blatantly turn your back......

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I’m Sorry But The Turnover Rate Is Just Too High

Look, lately I am having this problem. Really awesome friends are leaving Colorado. And frankly, that is just not cool. First it was my dear friend Ben. We went to high school in Israel together 14 years ago (FOURTEEN YEARS! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!) and several years ago he landed in Denver. It was so great. I needed a roommate and he needed an apartment. Fabulous! He was my roommate, my friend, my protector, my faux husband (he is VERY good at killing spiders), a support, a stable force, and a damn......

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Do I, Can I, Should Anyone Believe In Love?

I was asked to write a piece (under 300 words) using the title as a jumping off point. Here’s what I came up with, tell me your thoughts… Do I, Can I, Should Anyone Believe In Love? What is love. It’s not a question. Rather it is a reminder. Love is not what we see online or what Victoria’s Secret sells us. Love is illusive, ever-changing, a living breathing entity. When I was a child, I didn’t think much about love. I loved, yes, but there wasn’t a thought behind it. I......

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Privacy In An Online World

As of late I have been doing a lot of thinking about privacy. The topic has come up with friends several times recently and it’s been on the top of mind. When I started this blog I knew it would bring more transparency to my life than either Myspace or Facebook had. I started out as a small time Tweeter but now I have over a thousand followers and am climbing close to the 10,000 mark on blog views. And slowly, over the years, my threshold for privacy has decreased. I still......

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Passover and the Media

Okay, I have to give a big kol hakavod, big ups, to the artistic Jewish community as of late. Seriously. With the Maccabeats getting millions of hits on YouTube, a revolution has been spawned and I am super excited about it! Well, the Maccabeats have taken a vacation for Pesach and to let some other groups shine. Now, don’t get me wrong, I miss my ‘Beats but these videos for Passover are phenomenal! Here are my favorites:...

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Photos From My Archeology Adventure

Hi fans! So I was chatting with some friends from my very exciting archeological dig experience way back when (aka about 6 months ago… it’s been 6 months!!!) and they have been sharing my blog with people interested in the dig and potential donors (please support this incredible and important work!).  So I thought I would make my dig pictures accessible. Here is a link to the images on Flickr. Please do not use any images without my express permission. If you would like permission, you can email me at TaliaSheWrote  @ ......

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Busy Times
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April 05, 2011

Busy Times

Hi blog fans. I am sorry for my lack of posts. I wanted to say hi and let you know that I am still around. I just moved and do not have Internet yet in my new place. Plus all the unpacking and starting a new job. Sheesh! So much going on but I promise to write soon. Just a thought swirling around in my head… New, clean apartment just before Pesach… Do I not eat at home until Pesach to keep it clean and kasher l’pesach? Hum… Good luck on your......

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When to post when… lessons from HubSpot

Here is my Twitter transcript of the HubSpot Webinar I just attended. It was run by @danzarrella and was really fabulous. I really recommend @HubSpot It’s Twitter… so start reading from the bottom… thdpr Talia Davis – טליה Blog is at http://taliashewrote.com and I promise to post 32 times a day and email you 20 times a month. 😉 #timesci 2 minutes ago thdpr Talia Davis – טליה Thanks for the new follows and blog subscriptions! Looking forward to interacting with you all! 3 minutes ago thdpr Talia Davis – טליה Hey......

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