Month: August 2011

When a Man Loves a Woman (part 2)

This was a fine title for a Billboard 100 top hit by Percy Sledge in 1966, but it’s a really bad foundation for marriage. As we discussed in last week’s Thought Tool, feelings are frighteningly fragile. A man can fall instantly in love with a woman, but he can also fall out of love just...

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Against the Tide

Having been rather busy last week, I just got around to reading Rabbi Jonathan Sacks powerful piece, Reversing the Decay of London Undone, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal. The incredibly articulate chief rabbi of Great Britain explored a historical precedent both for the recent riots in England and for believing that there is...

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When a Man Loves a Woman (part 1)

A few hours ago my wife and I stood beneath a wedding canopy gazing happily at one of our beautiful daughters, Miriam, and the young man she has chosen to accompany through life. The ancient phrases in the prayer book I clutched appeared a little blurred through my teary eyes. Actually, recalling the event now...

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Hair Comes the Bride

When Miriam was three years old and noises from her room indicated that she had woken from her nap, I went to get her and was greeted by a bright, beaming face. While she somewhat resembled the child I had put to sleep, there was one distinct difference. She had taken the opportunity to give...

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Bear With Me, Please

I’m serious. So is this riddle. A hunter leaves his cabin and strides exactly 2 miles due south. He turns and marches exactly 1 mile due east where he shoots a bear. Dragging the bear exactly 2 miles due north, he reaches the door of his cabin. What color is the bear? Most of us...

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Everyone’s Loss, continued

Last week’s Musing got quite a response. I would like to respond to one comment, from Tom, which was posted. (If you are comfortable posting your comments rather than sending them privately to me, I do appreciate it.) I gave my thoughts on the Ramadan part in the comment section following the last posting, but...

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L-M-N-P-O

In 2001, Standard and Poor’s awarded a top grade to Enron until five days prior to its collapse. It also rated Lehman Brothers Holdings highly while that company was sliding inexorably towards bankruptcy in 2008. I am not suggesting that Standard and Poor’s generally lacks reliability. My intent is to show that very smart people...

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Everyone’s Loss

Does any American heart not constrict at the news of the twenty-two SEALS and eight other troops who died when their helicopter was hit in Afghanistan as they went to rescue comrades under fire? Yet the way of the world is that other than those personally affected, the rest of us move on rather quickly...

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Small Change; Big Change

“I need to start going home to Arizona each weekend,” the long-time campaign manager told the candidate, “but I’ll be back here in Idaho early Monday mornings.” The uneasy candidate responded, “Well, if I lose, it will be your fault.” The engaged couple was discussing whether to set up home closer to his job or...

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Email Overload

I was sent to my room last week and told not to come out before the job was finished. To be completely accurate, I sent myself. The job under question was to reduce all my email inboxes to no more than 75 items. Year ago, when I got my first email address, 75 entries would...

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