Jewish Journal


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... 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

  • A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Saying I’m Sorry

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 7, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    By popular demand, I’m reposting my Yom Kippur entry from 2010 while I work on my I’m sorry list for this year (It’s a long list).  Have an easy fast.

    To my mother, I’m sorry I entered you into the Real Housewives of Calabasas auditions,
    To my father, I’m sorry I still have your... read on

  • Thank You Steve Jobs For Teaching Me to Think Different

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 6, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    In 1997, as a teenager, I saw the best commercial ever created.  It was part of the Think Different campaign for Apple.  There was no youtube back then so I watched it over and over on tv till I memorized the words.  I wrote them down on the front inside cover of my diary and I... 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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