This pic I took hints both at the nature of the projects and at the place in which I will be pursuing them.
Two books are underway, during which time there will be radio silence.
One is a sociology of Orthodox Jewish child abuse. The purpose is to raise awareness about how this criminal deviance becomes normalized within the culture. I believe that this knowledge will ultimately lead to the dissolution of those mechanisms that keep victims trapped.
All proceeds on the book will be divided between two nonprofits that help victims of Orthodox Jewish child abuse. The first one is called Footsteps, and it is devoted to helping people transition out of insular communities with social support. The second is Jewish Community Watch, and its mission is preventing child sexual abuse through awareness.
The second book is for-profit and will serve launch a side business unrelated to my full-time job. The focus connects with the first book, but from a different perspective: empowering people to realize their fullest potential at work. And conversely, how employers can ensure they are hiring the right people for the job -- people who will ultimately promote the brand.
[For those who are wondering, I will not do anything for profit on Shabbos [Friday night to Saturday night, the Jewish Sabbath] anymore. Those days are over. That is done.]
So it is going to be a busy August, and probably September, too, from a blogging and social media perspective. But I may seem quieter than usual to you.
Don't worry -- all is well.
Shared with gratitude and prayer to the One Above, to guide me to do the right things in life, in the way that is most appropriate.
All opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my agency or the federal government as a whole. Photo by me.