Monthly Archives: June 2012

HOT FROGS— TO JUMP OR NOT?

The theory goes like this:  put a frog in water and slowly heat it up.  The frog, being cold-blooded, gradually adjusts his body temperature to the environment, until it gets too hot and he dies. Conversely, if you throw a … Continue reading

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O WOULD SOME POWER THE GIFTIE GIE US TO SEE OURSELVES AS OTHERS SEE US.

Robert Burns, (1759 – 1796) Poem “To a Louse” – verse 8.  Something or someone to help us realize what we doing—how it affects others.  Staggering out of bed in the morning, I’m pleased with my early rising.  But waking her … Continue reading

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AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY…OR AN ALTERNATIVE

Headlines in Haaretz News, Jerusalem June 19, 2012, “Hamas fires four rockets from Gaza into Israel.” It continues, “The military wing of Hamas fired four rockets toward Israel overnight Monday, which landed in open areas and caused no casualties.  Hamas … Continue reading

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“THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT.”

from George Santayana (1863 – 1952), The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905  Memory is a gift.  When you wake up in the morning, you may still remember what happened yesterday—or 20 years ago.  Sleep does not erase it.  Like memory in your … Continue reading

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“God, I thank you that I am not like other men…

or even this tax collector.”  The Pharisee stood up and “prayed about himself” in Jesus parable, Luke 18:11.  The tax collector, hated Jewish collaborator with Rome, beat his breast—“God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”  You may recall who went … Continue reading

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WHY DO YOU PICK ON GOD’S “CHOSEN PEOPLE”

some of my Christian friends wonder?  If they mean Jewish people, I don’t.  I have nothing but admiration and respect for Jewish colleagues and friends I know and have worked with for years. Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof,” looking … Continue reading

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