Live first, write later

Someone–and I’m not sure who, perhaps you?–needs to introduce me to the poet Billy Collins. I’ve been patient. I’ve waited my turn. I’ve written essays about this need. To no avail, dear reader, to no avail. Surely if we put into...

Change yardsticks

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." – Albert Einstein "Our property taxes–just property taxes–were $30,000! Can you imagine! Of course, it was a 3-story house on the biggest lake...

Wear pink glasses

“When you possess light within, you see it externally.” -Anaïs Nin She walked with a pronounced limp, shifting her weight to roll one hip forward; it appeared that one side of her was shorter than the other—and both were quite short to begin with. She wore gray pants...

Say hi to Yaron

Update: The rockets from Lebanon into Israel are hitting less than 7 miles from my friend, Yaron, whose story is told in this post – and not much farther than that from my friend Eliav and his family. Please keep them in your thoughts, won’t you? The world...

Celebrate time-released successes

“Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.” --Robert Orben Well, Typepad, the provider for this blog, experienced a “time-released success” yesterday in which some comments and posts that had been on “37days” were sent elsewhere to cheer up...