People relate to me without the beard. It makes me appear more friendly, more accessible. Women dig it.
A guy said to me in shul over Rosh Hashanah that I have the friendliest face.
Frankly, I haven’t been particularly friendly since my three shul
ejections in 2001. Though it was all my own fault, it took a
toll on my psyche.
Working in the underworld for all those years, it gave me a reflex of retreating from people, afraid that they’d hurt me once they found out what I did for a living.
I feel different now that I have an honorable profession — teaching
The most common question is — what do you do?
Now I can say, “I teach Alexander Technique” and 50% of people want to know what that is and that starts an interesting conversation for
me…and possibly pick up clients.
I’m coming out of my shell. I went to a Rosh Hashanah party Wednesday night and met a lot of people.
I’m determined to be outgoing again.
I’m leaving the hovel after more than 14 years. This is my last night.
My new place is a nice apartment. No hovel. No shame bringing someone back there for a lesson. The Ford Center! (Hat tip to Marcus)