Jewish Journal

  • The Way to a Man’s Heart is Through His Stomach

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 28, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    I showed up this morning at my boyfriend’s apartment at 6 am with three dozen pumpkin cookies.  Perhaps I’m not the most naturally domestic girl I know, but every so often I feel inspired.  He’s had to put up with a lot from me lately and I wanted to do something nice and surprising... read on

  • Singletown

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 27, 2011 | 5:48 pm

    I’ve gotten the distinct feeling lately that as my relationship has gotten more serious, there are a couple people in my life that seem to prefer that I be single.  Early in my relationship, I had a few reservations that I discussed with friends – they seem trivial and... read on

  • Why Dating Predictors Are Wrong

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 26, 2011 | 11:03 am

    In a follow up to yesterday’s post about relationship psychobabble, I happen to read a very relevant New York Times article yesterday.  It was all about how we make confident predictions about performance and why we’re usually wrong.  Daniel Kahneman focuses on how stockbrokers... read on

  • Relationship Psychobabble

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 25, 2011 | 10:19 am

    My sister and I had a terrible fight on Saturday night.  It was about my relationship.  In the end, everything got all worked out but the thing that bothered me the most about it was I let something she said bother me when it wasn’t true in the least.  She planted this seed in my... read on

  • For My Grandfather

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 21, 2011 | 11:26 am

    I’ve been debating whether or not to post this, but since I don’t feel quite right posting about my usual quasi-snarky dating observations just yet, by default it’s going up.  I spoke at my Grandfather’s funeral on Wednesday and below is what is I said.

    Whenever I would see... read on

  • The Darkside of Me

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 18, 2011 | 8:41 pm

    I’m sorry for the brief delay in posting.  My Grandfather passed away on Saturday.  He had been sick for some time now so although at one point we were close, it wasn’t a total shock.  But death is always hard.  And it forces another side of all of us to emerge.  You can only... read on

  • Making Amends to My Boyfriend on Yom Kippur

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 7, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    Guest blogger and my dear sister, Jenna Kagel has written a letter to her boyfriend to make amends for Yom Kippur.  She has allowed me to repost it here.


    I’m sorry that every time you watch a boxing match on TV, I feign a terrible headache that necessitates your assistance.... read on

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Tamara Shayne Kagel is a twenty-something fixture on the Los Angeles scene currently living in Santa Monica.  Currently, Tamara is a successful freelance writer (just ask her...

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