Most years, I pretty much ignore the Eurovision song contest. But this year there’s been so much hype around my country’s highly unusual representative–the indomitable Netta Barzilai–that ignoring it has been absolutely impossible. Now, to be clear, part of the reason I usually ignore the contest is that the music is typically not to my […]
In the course of the extended conversation I had with our latest Rejection Survivor interviewee, Elizabeth Bell, something occurred to me about the long “creative dry spell” I experienced during early adulthood. Upon completing my national volunteer service at age 20 (which I did as an alternative to the mandatory IDF service), I began studying […]
As readers of any of my blogs may have gathered by now, letter-writing is one of my favorite ways to process things. I write letters to people that I never intend to send; I write letters to myself as though they’re from other people I feel a need to hear from; I write letters to people who […]
An expert at getting rejected? Whoever heard of such a thing? The idea was crazy–and so empowering.
Can greatness be measured objectively?