Welcome to the blog with no name

I have no clever name for the blog this time. But welcome, all the same. It’s been about five months since I last blogged. I’ve missed you all dearly.

Once upon a time, I went to Israel for a semester during high school. So I started a blog (“Live from Israel: David Says Things” at davidsaysthings.wordpress.com) to keep the folks back home apprised. Then I came back to Austin to finish high school and didn’t write in my blog for a while.

I started blogging again after a couple of months, renaming the blog “The Donkey’s Mouth.” That didn’t last long. I graduated from high school and moved to New Jersey for college and renamed the blog again, but now I can’t remember what it was called.

After a semester, I attended Limmud NY for the first time, my brain got turned inside-out and I renamed the blog again: “The Reform Shuckle.” At this point, the blog became focused on Jewish liturgy, ritual, prayer and the structure of Jewish communities.

Four Limmuds later, y’all decided that I should rename the blog “The Wandering Davener.” (Although there was a minority that was in favor of calling it “Hey Nakedhead!”) I bought this domain name and planned to relocate the whole thing under the new name. Then I graduated from college, didn’t blog for six months and suddenly remembered that I had owned davidamwilensky.com for a year and still hadn’t done anything with it. Then this happened.

Six years after I started blogging, this version of my blog was on the verge of having a sixth name. (Never mind that “The Reform Shuckle” lasted for four of those years.) The one constant, still here six names later, is me. So other than my own, no name this time: It’s just me, David A.M. Wilensky.

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6 Responses to Welcome to the blog with no name

  1. Larry Kaufman March 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Welcome back.  A rose by any other name will smell as sweet, not that I see sweetness as one of your objectives.  And your new “nameless” blog gives you carte blanche to move from liturgy wonk to renaissance man.  

    In particular, I’ve missed your accounts of your davening experiences — I hope those will resume, along with accounts of your other adventures in the Jewish world.  Among other things, here I can feel free to comment, whereas when you write on New Voices, I feel demographically and/or chronologically ineligible.  

    And in particular, I await with bated breath your comments on the Foer-Englander Haggadah. 

    • David A.M. Wilensky March 29, 2012 at 8:05 am #

      And your new “nameless” blog gives you carte blanche to move from liturgy wonk to renaissance man.

      Indeed. Blog blanche is what I seek.

      I’ve missed your accounts of your davening experiences — I hope those will resume

      Oh, they will. I’ve got some notes on last week’s Segulah minyan in DC burning a hole in my pocket.

      I await with bated breath your comments on the Foer-Englander Haggadah.

      My thoughts on that will appear through JTA.

  2. Harold March 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    The missing blog name is “Lone Star of Jersey.”

    • David A.M. Wilensky March 30, 2012 at 11:55 am #

      Right! I couldn’t remember and didn’t feel like searching for it. Yeah, it was called “Live from the Lone Star of Jersey.” But it only lasted for one semester because then I went to Limmud and the Shuckle was born.

  3. Benjamin Gray March 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Welcome back.  We’ve missed you.

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