Jewish Journal

Mind Clear

By Elliot Steingart

February 22, 2013 | 3:36 pm

Stopping thoughts

Due to stress, I can’t fall asleep. I don’t want to use Ambien, Melatonin, or alcohol to put me out. I’m counting on a mantra.

Repeating a mantra is a... More.

  • Courage Under Fire

    By Elliot Steingart

    February 13, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    Sometimes I feel like people are out to get me. My courage was tested this week, not once but twice. The first time involved dropping off shirts at... More.

  • Campus Visit

    By Elliot Steingart

    February 1, 2013 | 1:38 pm

     Every couple of years it’s nice to go back to the institution that now refers to me as “Borrower.”  I owe it to my alma mater, UC Santa Cruz. Stepping... More.

  • Parents Weekend

    By Elliot Steingart

    January 23, 2013 | 9:52 pm

    Last week was like any other except it was the week I was going to stay at my boyfriend's parents house for the weekend.  It wasn't the first... More.

  • Trying to Listen

    By Elliot Steingart

    January 18, 2013 | 11:42 am

    For a pretty good talker, I kind of suck at listening. My girlfriend has made me understand this point more clearly. We frequently play a game where I... More.

  • Sharing Beds

    By Elliot Steingart

    January 11, 2013 | 10:18 am

    My girlfriend and I see things differently. When I use her Netflix account she tells me I'm mooching. I get that she doesn't like me using her account... More.

  • Fowl Language

    By Elliot Steingart

    January 4, 2013 | 11:52 am

    My girlfriend and I fought for the first time in 2013 over the crispiness of chicken wings. 

    “You might want to put the other wings in the pan to get... More.

  • My First Christmas

    By Elliot Steingart

    December 28, 2012 | 10:01 am

    When my girlfriend invited me to church on Christmas Eve I hid under the kitchen table hoping she would not find me. She did, however. With no way out,... More.

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Elliot Steingart is a Los Angeles based comedian and writer who hosts a monthly comedy show, “Melgard Mondays” at Melgard Public House. Steingart has written jokes for...

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