ice sculpture: Tonight is Shir Hadash’s 20/10 Gala (celebrating 20 years of the congregation and 10 years with Rabbi Aron). We’ll be there — I’ve even rented a tux. Sheesh!

dressed up for the gala: All dressed up for the Shir Hadash 20/10 Gala

Book of the Day

Actually, it’s a trilogy — Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy. I just finished volume 1, The Golden Compass and have started volume 2, His Subtle Knife. Officially, these are children’s books, but I don’t think I’d describe them as such; they are quite a bit darker and more grown-up than the Harry Potter books.