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Thursday Jan 16, 2014
   The essential organization of elements within a given frame of time constitutes, authentically, a composition. These “pictures,” in turn, remind us of what we have already experienced in life as well as of those things to which we aspire. Consider that life’s passages are finite in duration, and that if we are fortunate, one day we are single, the next married, the day after a mother, and then, “later in the...
Thursday Dec 26, 2013
    On Thursdays, I power down. Thursdays, for me, mark that place in the week that paves the way for Fridays. Fridays introduce Sabbath.   On Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays, I am a crazy woman. I create texts, I rewrite them, and then, after oodles more of revisions, I submit them for publications. During those days, as well, I read manuscripts for three venues and send out pitches for my yet unpublished books. Midweek, I catch...
Sunday Dec 15, 2013
    Five decades ago, I understood “babies” to be that class of objects to which belonged the loud, red-faced little thing my mother brought home from the hospital when she also brought home a large, stuffed semiaquatic marine mammal. The Disney film Sammy, The Way-Out Seal was popular at the time, and as a two year old, I was easily distracted by a plush toy. Our family history records no immediate sibling jealousy....
Wednesday Dec 04, 2013
    Today, as is in every day, I feel grateful. I give thanks that I constitute a point within the picture of Creation. I am glad that I live in Israel. I am appreciative that when I shove over my ego, it's possible for me to make room enough for The Borai Alma, The Creator of the World. Baruch Hashem, B’ayin tova, this span of my life has been a time of “folded fish.”   That is, in this life parsha, I’ve...
Thursday Nov 14, 2013
    Saying “testing, testing…1…2…3” and tapping is a fairly antiquated method of inspecting a microphone or any other device designed to process sound. Whereas audio equipment evaluating subjectivists maintain that the human ear is sufficient for discerning faulty apparati, and whereas many more equipment testers have jumped on the objectivist bandwagon, i.e. have come to insist that relying on...

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