Month: August 2012

How’s that Campaign Slogan Working for You?

In company with past presidents, President Obama has discovered that one can get elected by making glorious promises. Fulfilling them is quite another story. Whether it is classified security concerns that one only finds out about once in office or the reality that (despite over-reaching attempts) a president does not have absolute dictatorial powers, campaigning …

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If Only I Had…

If only I had ______  (insert any resource you lack)  I would ______________(insert any accomplishment you desire).  Making excuses for ourselves, we loop variations of this audio clip in our minds.  If only I had more patience I’d be a better parent.  If only I had a car I would find a job.  If only …

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Message to Me

In the grand scheme of things, Ben & Jerry most likely didn’t notice when I stopped eating their ice cream. I didn’t walk outside their stores carrying a protest sign; I didn’t write a letter to the newspaper announcing my decision and I certainly didn’t suggest to elected officials that their stores should be made …

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Sitting Shiva

Barely a week goes by without my being consciously grateful for the preciousness of the Almighty’s gift of a weekly oasis, Shabbat. Last week I had the opportunity to be thankful for another of His gifts, one that is also related to seven days. My sister, Ellen, passed away on Sunday morning a week ago. …

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