Perspective

Perhaps it was time for another revelation, or perhaps it was just a brain glitch while drying my hair this morning, but I realized that I don’t really have a personal mission. In life, maybe, but not on a smaller scale. I fill my time with enabling the mission of others. Not a bad thing, but it shouldn’t be the main thing. What brought this to light for me? I recently asked a friend for Read More …

A Silver Lining

A sign of hope in an unfortunate situation: That is the definition of a silver lining. That is what I have found here. While all that has occurred in Boston since that first blast at the marathon is far greater than “an unfortunate situation”, the signs of hope which have been present from that moment on are also of great magnitude. We have seen footage of the many individuals who ran to the aid of Read More …

Beyond the bombing

Yesterday I woke to an eerie silence punctuated by the occasional bird or police siren. This morning I am greeted by the sounds of rain hitting the roof and birds singing in the eaves. Yesterday I spent the day inside, sheltering in place, glued to the TV news and social media, staying out of the way and avoiding a potential shower of bullets (was it 200 rounds of ammunitions?) Today I might stay inside, choosing Read More …

Let My People Go

Pesach is a time during which Jews scramble to find alternatives to the starches they normally eat. What to do in place of bread, rice, noodles? Instead of focusing on substitutes this year I would like to try to focus on reducing the amount of that sort of thing I eat; to rebalance my meals toward healthier eating. Pesach should be a time to explore new foods, vegetables in particular, and how they can become Read More …