I was reading your entries on my friends page this evening and was reminded just how great you are and I want to let you know that I really really admire you. I aspire to be as clear sighted and principled as you and as considered in my positions. Reading what you write nearly always makes me think again about where I am and I wish that I was better and more determined at putting my own principles into practise in the way that you do instead of letting laziness get in the way.
You're really good at getting to the bottom of something and writing about it to communicate it to us, whether it's a film review that I read and I can see not only what you thought of the film but get a pretty reasonable idea of what I might think of it (I loved the Butterfly Effect which I hadn't heard of until you reviewed it), or writing about celebrating Jewish festivals in a mainly secular household with your family or pretty much whatever - your writing always seems to catch my attention.
So anyway, not to be too gushing or anything, but you rock. I'm really glad that I gave you a code for LJ and so I don't just get to catch up with you at OUSFG parties. I don't comment a lot (I don't seem to be a big commenter) so I just thought I'd say this.