Month: August 2006

Preschool angst

Let me get this straight. According to this morning’s Wall Street Journal, America’s preschoolers’ emotional health is being threatened by the high turnover of the staff at their schools. In other words, mothers who aren’t willing to sacrifice their own time and ambitions in order to raise their own children are dismayed that employees who...

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Professional Wives

There’s been quite a brouhaha going on over at Forbes Magazine. It all started when author Michael Noer published an on-line article with a pretty provocative opener. “Guys: A word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don’t marry a woman with...

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Watching Seattle Mariners beating the Yankees

Last night my daughter, Miriam, and I joined over 40,000 other fans of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field in Seattle. We watched from the sky-suite of The Crocker Group as Adrian Beltre gave the Mariners a victory over the New York Yankees in a heart-stopping, game-winning home run in the ninth inning. Last night’s...

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The Lure of the Ostrich

One of our daughters broke out in a pretty impressive head to toe rash a few days ago. While the likely culprit appeared to be an allergic reaction, we had helpful sibling suggestions ranging from typhoid to scarlet fever to smallpox. The banter was actually pretty funny (I realize the humor doesn’t translate to print)...

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The American Prospect notes my TBN tv appearance

The American Prospect— “An authoritative magazine of liberal ideas, committed to a just society, an enriched democracy, and effective liberal politics” founded by former Clinton administration official, Robert Reich, among others, commented on one of my Trinity Broadcasting Network appearances. They dislike Pastor John Hagee whom I regard as an American patriot, a great Christian...

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Honored to be guest speaker for Senator Rick Santorum

Last night, at a beautiful home on the shores of Lake Washington, deeply committed leaders of the ‘faith and family’ community, a few dozen couples, gathered to raise funds and offer encouragement to Senator Rick Santorum (R) Pennsylvania. The senator is facing a difficult challenge for his senate seat. Not only is he a passionate...

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A Safer Society for All

The words “A safer society for all” aren’t my own. They are quoted by the Seattle Times as being said by Dayna Klein, one of the women shot at the Jewish Federation building of Seattle about three weeks ago. I certainly am sorry for her suffering and share her goal of having a safer society....

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As I remember Lebanon, well, Christian Lebanon actually.

While I was a young student at the yeshiva of Kfar Chassidim, a 45 minute bus ride from the Haifa railway station, back in the 60s, Lebanon played an important role in the most cherished of all student pranks.Pranks for me carried a high price at this famed yeshiva because the elder eminence at the...

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Why mostly Muslims seem to kill over cartoons, or pretty much anything else

Callers to my radio show www.ksfo.com frequently ask me why Muslims are so quick to kill. Before anyone knew that the name of the pistol-packing shooter at Seattle’s Jewish Federation building on July 28th was Naveed Afzal Haq, it was not hard to guess that he was a son of the desert. If one hears...

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Israel comings and goings

Our son, Ari, arrived home Wednesday night after six weeks of being a volunteer EMT working as part of an ambulance crew for the Magen David Adom, Israel’s version of the Red Cross. We have yet to hear his stories, but I will admit to joy at having him at home, where I can more...

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