Here I am

Jill suggested I write an introductory post and I’m generally an obedient sort, so…

No, not a good idea to start out by misrepresenting myself.  I’m not usually obedient. I am, however, a bit nervous about stepping onto this so-much-wider stage.

Deep breath.

OK, let’s try this again. I’m Jay, and I’ll be guest-blogging at Feministe this weekend and next.  I usually hang out over at Two Women Blogging, and Jill’s been kind enough to let me crash here while she’s out of town. The other woman at TWB is a real-life friend of mine who has her own blog at A Room of Mama’s Own.  I asked her to join me because I was too chicken to start out blogging by myself, and I had no idea what my blog would be “about”.

Turns out it’s not “about” anything in particular. I blog about whatever catches my attention at the moment, especially the topics and experiences that rouse my passions.  It appears that I’m passionate about feminism, parenting/family/relationships, and the practice of medicine.  I’m all about the relationship – relationships with my patients, my colleagues, my daughter, my family and with the larger world.

Sam and I have been married for almost 23 years. We adopted our daughter at birth almost eight years ago and we do the life/work balance dance pretty well at the moment. We’re active members of a small Reconstructionist Jewish congregation; we’re both past presidents and current board members (did I mention it was small?).

Feministe has been one of my must-read blogs since I found it in one of my first forays around the blogosphere about a year ago. I’m excited to be guest-blogging and adding my voice to this rich conversation.

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4 comments for “Here I am

  1. November 29, 2007 at 12:03 am

    I’m very happy to see you here. I love your blog.

  2. Katy
    November 29, 2007 at 12:46 am

    Sweet deal! I read love your blog and I love this one. Looking forward to seeing the two make a wonderful union!

  3. November 29, 2007 at 9:42 am

    I love your blog…and Mary’s blog. I’m happy to see you here. Maybe Mary will be the next guest blogger? You never know!!

  4. November 29, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Yay, Jay! I’m so excited to see you here! But look at you talking about me in your first guest post. I’m blushing, well, in a virtual way…

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