I do seem to pay attention to this topic of changing perspectives. (See here and here, for examples.) After all, that’s the purpose of this blog–learning to pay attention, learning what has been presented to me in my life to learn from and about. It’s true how much I see things differently after going to a … More changing perspectives
The Dallas Morning News 3 hours ago – Google+ Tuesday’s forecast: There’s a strong chance that your beautiful day, sunny with a high of 72, will be blasted with coverage of the massive snow storm in Northeast. If the relentless on-the-scene updates from battered TV reporters is too much for you, we recommend you shelter in place, … More historic or hysteric
For a while now, I’ve been particularly conscious of coupon expiration dates, with the dark sense of foreboding that they unconsciously bring; so much so that I have not even been using them. [This is not completely accurate–the fact is that I have been running so quickly to the store because time has been so precious, that … More distinctions, loss of, accents, and expiry dates
I have other gloves. I can buy more. I have no other sisters. So I should say I lost my sister. Winter came; she left. I had no clue how the term passing is so accurate to describe death. She was here; they called for her; she passed over. She didn’t want to go, but … More I lost a glove and I lost a sister
From Dov Lipman’s Facebook Timeline: Today is “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day.” I call on every woman who has experienced any type of violence to file a complaint. It is difficult to file a complaint, at times more difficult than the violence itself, but you have to do it. I will … More open hand, open mind?
There’s a reason we are supposed to pray every day, even more than once a day, even us women. Here’s a glimpse of what worries me, from the Times of Israel: Following a deadly terrorist attack Wednesday afternoon, Palestinians rioted in Jerusalem’s Old City and outside its Damascus Gate, burning garbage and throwing stones, hours after … More saying a psalm for Jerusalem
self? This seems to be the mode we’re in now. Defending ourselves. Here I am as a Modern Orthodox Zionist woman, having to send out notices about our mikveh’s policy because of a power-hungry man who thought himself above G-d’s laws. And here is an article about defensible borders for Israel. All the garbage about … More defensible borders, or when did you stop beating your
oh joy The season you were born in can affect your mood NEHA KARL TUESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2014 Researchers have found that your mood and personality may be influenced by something out of your control – your birthday. A team of scientists from Semmelweis University in Hungary have found that when someone is born can … More is it the opposite in australia?
Perhaps just as important as going through the day of Yom Kippur, with all its introspection, is the wrap-up afterwards. After all, what’s the good of a heshbon hanefesh, “accounting of the soul”, without a follow-through? (See this for a discussion how the Mussar movement made this a daily activity). So what do I remember now? … More catching the waves
Or really, mice. We are back at home now. I am moving very slowly at this moment; I probably should have taken naps during the day. Instead, I have been enjoying uninterrupted internet access to upload all the rest of my photos from this summer to Shutterfly, after editing the last bunch of shots. Okay, I’m clearly … More oh rats