This is a somewhat personal subject, but it’s open season for federal health benefits and I’d appreciate any recommendations on health, vision, and dental plans. I have been pretty happy with my plan, M.D. IPA (a United Healthcare plan), but a couple of my doctors and a surgeon complained about the plan, and suggested that I […]
Image credit: Hans Gedda Nelson ‘Madiba’ Rolihlahla Mandela 18 July 1918 — 5 December 2013 “I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.” “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, […]
A full replay of Chicago IX, an album by one of my all-time favorite groups.
As many of us gather to share time with family, down some turkey and dressing, and watch the Lions play, I thought that I would share a touching poem by Joy Harjo. Perhaps the World Ends Here A Reading by Harjo The Poem’s Text The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must […]
Many years ago, I was watching a panel discussion on television. The subject of the discussion escapes me, but I distinctly recall a Rabbi talk, and then field a question from someone in the audience. Once the question was asked, the Rabbi started to speak. It become clear, rather quickly, that the Rabbi’s response had […]
I cannot remember a time when I didn’t love paper. I have always loved the feel, and even the smell, of paper. As I got older, I developed an appreciation and affection for high-quality paper. I can walk around in a paper store, or the stationary area of a specialty store for hours. I enjoy […]
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. […]
As we head into the second week of the government shutdown, I figured that it was time for a contest. The contest is pretty simple. Leave your best guess of when the shutdown will end in the comment section. Please provide a day, date, and time of day. The time of day will be used […]