Some of these posts might require an investment of time and thought. While others are just divertissements and trifles, if you find nothing worthwhile here you're probably not paying enough attention. *** The writer of these posts is neither emotionally needy nor a narcissist; he writes for the pleasure of dialogue, for the benefit of intelligent criticism, and so that readers might enjoy a novel Dvar Torah, *** The yeshivishe jargon may put some people off. This writer doesn't understand Pound or Derrida, and he is not expecting them to accommodate him. *** A long time ago, the author received Smicha from Rav Rudderman (1977) and Reb Moshe (1985). Those yellowing documents are insufficient to establish the validity of his current opinions in halacha or hashkafa. Reliance on his opinions can only be the product of credulity or indifference.