Monthly Archives: May 2010

Believe honest people

Yesterday I wrote about how responsibility means caring for your gifts. On today’s news the word responsibility was used in a different sense. In a radio interview about the circumstances of the flotilla on its way to Gaza, an Israeli … Continue reading

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The elephant-bird

One statement that struck me powerfully from the past week was: “You’re only gifted with what you take awesome responsibility for. Otherwise you lose it.” (Teria Shantall, logogroup) On a practical level we need to relate to other people’s property … Continue reading

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Catch-22

Any time there’s a discussion about doing what we can do while knowing that we can’t control the outcome I’ve noticed an uneasy feeling that comes up for me. Yes, we find ourselves by losing ourselves in the values that … Continue reading

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Grabbing floaters

Do you remember when you were small blowing those white puffy dandelion flowers and watching as they float gracefully into the wind? Thoughts float by us like that. We don’t hear our inner voice and we think we’re not creative … Continue reading

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Psychology in film

I’ve started appreciating the psychological aspects of film-making since my daughter has been studying it. Here are just a few: Once I said I would have preferred a different ending to her film. She responded that she had considered that … Continue reading

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Maturity

We want this blog to be different. Comments are not only for saying “Hey, good luck with your blog!” That’s nice too, but we invite you to share your thoughts, to become part of the ongoing discussion. I heard someone … Continue reading

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Blogging

Blogging reminds me of jogging. Like everything else in my over-busy schedule it’s relentless. As much as I’ve written there’s always a new day and a new task ahead of me. Having many repeated tasks to do becomes boring if … Continue reading

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I can; therefore I must

There are times when two different kinds of life experience synthesize to bring new insight. A friend told me about someone who went very much out of her way to do a kindness. This friend acknowledged the person for it, … Continue reading

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The desert

And the Lord spoke to Moses in the desert… The desert is the setting for the fourth book of the Torah, which we will begin to read this Sabbath. What is the meaning of this setting? This is the sort … Continue reading

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Altered consciousness

A friend recently related to me a powerful incident. While stalled in traffic, she decided to turn around and take an alternate route home. On this alternate route she passed by a curious sight. Several people were on the road … Continue reading

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