Month: August 2020

What Could Go Wrong?

Certain phrases such as, “Where’s the beef?” leap into the national language. Other phrases glide into the shared language of smaller groups. When my children were younger, we read many books aloud. This lasted way beyond the years when the children became fluent readers. I have fond memories of taking turns reading Thomas Hardy’s  The …

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Shout Out

Human nature leads us to notice when things are wrong more than when they are right. If our throats are sore, our fingers achy or our stomachs disturbed, our bodies get our attention. Yet, when all our parts are working smoothly we must force awareness of that fact. A large part of the system of …

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Two by Too(th)

I tossed a coin a hundred times. One of these results is real and one I just made up.  Which is which? A:  I got 48 heads, 49 tails, and 3 landed on their edge and remaining balanced upright. B:  I got 49 heads and 51 tails. If you chose ‘A’ you probably have a …

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Shalom – How to Pursue Peace

A ‘Your Mother’s Guidance’ post by Rebecca Masinter Numbers 6:22-27 includes the timeless instruction from God to the Priests to bless the Jewish people. The blessing begins with the word “Yevarechecha,” “May [God] bless you,” and end with the words, “v’yasem lecha shalom,” “and He should put peace upon you”.  Ancient Jewish wisdom points out …

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