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  • My Second Date, My Beautiful Son & Having Today Be Enough

    By Ilana Angel

    October 30, 2011 | 11:51 am

    I had my second date with Sparky on Thursday night.  If you need a reminder, he is the lovely man who was 36 minutes late for our first date.  On our second date, he called me as I was on my way to meet him, to let me know he was going to be about 45 minutes late.  Do you see a... read on

  • Bullies, Bitches & Blogs

    By Ilana Angel

    October 26, 2011 | 11:16 pm

    This afternoon when I was out running errands, I saw a group of kids on the sidewalk of a residential street.  They appeared to be in their early teens and one girl was screaming at another one.  As I approached them, the screaming girl shoved down the other girl, and kicked her.  I... read on

  • Even a Good Girl Looks Like a Hooker When Her Date is 36 Minutes Late

    By Ilana Angel

    October 23, 2011 | 8:47 pm

    I had a date on Saturday night with a man we’ll call “Sparky”.  I chose this moniker not because it is a cute name for a puppy, thus implying he is a dog, but rather because both on the phone, and in person, we had a spark.  I am sarcastic and rather quick witted so when I meet... read on

  • My First Thai Massage Experience

    By Ilana Angel

    October 23, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    It has been a great weekend in Los Angeles.  It’s sunny and warm with the smell of fall in the air.  It’s as if we are almost having a season, which for LA is unusual.  As my family prepares for snow in Canada, I am counting my blessings and was thrilled to go to Starbucks this... read on

  • Dating, Kids, Religion, Sex

    By Ilana Angel

    October 21, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    I had lunch with a friend this week who suggested that in order for me to meet a nice guy, I should start dating men who are not Jewish.  I’ve received that advice before from many people, but I was surprised to hear it from this particular friend.  He is not only Jewish, but... read on

  • Purple Day - Supporting the LGBT Community

    By Ilana Angel

    October 20, 2011 | 7:58 am

    For many people around the world, October 20 is Spirit Day. The purple Spirit Day is a public initiative that was created by GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).  For people who want to show support for the teens who took their lives because of anti-gay bullying, can... read on

  • Gilad Shalit is Home and Yes, I am Excited

    By Ilana Angel

    October 18, 2011 | 6:02 pm

    I wrote a blog last week when we heard Shalit would be freed, and some felt my use of the word “excited “ was an inappropriate emotion to be feeling, when you factor in the release of the Palestinian prisoners.  I wavered on the use of the word, but now that he is home, and we... read on

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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