Month: May 2010

Have a Heart

  I don’t know about you, but I can look backwards at a depressingly long list of mistakes.  These were bad decisions.  I think of them as forks in the road where I took the wrong turn.   Almost without exception, each one resulted when I rationalized something to which I already felt emotionally attracted.  …

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Just Like Me

Two women were having a loud conversation, one which everyone in the vicinity overheard. Their voices were passionate; their convictions firm. The political candidate under discussion was an arrogant, self-serving liar. How could anyone possibly support him? There was only one glitch. Both women were so eager to express their opinion that they hadn’t listened …

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Have a Heart

    I don’t know about you, but I can look backwards at a depressingly long list of mistakes.  These were bad decisions.  I think of them as forks in the road where I took the wrong turn.   Almost without exception, each one resulted when I rationalized something to which I already felt emotionally …

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What! Me Cheat?

“Rabbi, I’ve been seeing another woman,” the man sitting opposite me flatly declared.  Unfortunately, I have heard more than my fair share of such heartbreaking disclosures.  Sometimes it was the wife betraying the marriage; sometimes the husband.  Sometimes the marriage was rescued; often it wasn’t.   A marriage betrayal and its consequences is surely one …

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We Interrupt This Life

When you were a child, the unwanted food on your plate probably didn’t become more appealing when your mother reminded you that children in Africa were starving. Similarly, knowing that the current downturn does not compare with The Depression doesn’t necessarily make our own lives less stressful. And when we live with constant tension we …

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Marathon Maturity

  It is possible that that some people do not consider a pyramid of bright yellow sulfur to be an attractive sight. But for our family, that view always evokes nostalgic smiles and wistful sighs. You see, along with heavy seaplane traffic and the striking architecture of the Vancouver Convention Centre, the miniature mountain of …

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