Monthly Archives: July 2011

daily kaddish: for a shared household

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Recently I’d been telling a friend how I liked that this household division was leaving my house much less full of stuff, how I wanted to have less stuff, and I heard myself saying that even my 7′ piano seemed negotiable. I was wrong about that. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: on the day of kristin’s memorial

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Today is the day of Kirstin’s memorial service, which I couldn’t join because I had a gig in San Jose. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Bano Rashid

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A kaddish for 18 year old Bano Rashid, an Iraqi Kurd killed along with 76 others at Utoya by Anders Behring Brevik. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for kirstin, in music

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Recently an acquaintance of mine died, ridiculously young.
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daily kaddish: for kirstin, in words

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I asked Mira to record text for a Kaddish for an acquaintance of mine who died ridiculously young, Kirstin Paisley. I’ll write more about her tomorrow. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: with thoughts of those who grieve alone

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This is a Kaddish in solidarity with those people whom we know, and also those whom we don’t know, who are alone in practicing their bereavement rituals or lack thereof. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for amy winehouse, in music

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Yesterday’s Kaddish for Amy Winehouse had no music. I thought it fitting—when a musician dies, the music is gone. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for amy winehouse

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All that potential down the drain… A kaddish for Amy Winehouse. Continue reading

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daglige kaddisj: for 92 i norge

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Today’s Kaddish is for the ninety-two killed by a Christian fundamentalist in Norway on Friday, and it combines Kogan’s “Kaddish” with the Norwegian national anthem, “Ja, vi elsker dette landet.” Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for the space shuttle program

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I asked Mira for special text, and she knocked it out of the park. I’m over the moon for this one. Continue reading

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