Monthly Archives: August 2014

#BlogElul 5: Know

            I know what I don’t know How to sew (a shirt) How to draw (a picture) How to play (the banjo). I know what I know How to sow (my wild oats) How to … Continue reading

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#ElulBlog 4: Accept

            I accept others’ eccentricities, idiosyncrasies, oddities, foibles, peccadillos, vagaries, quirks, even (and especially) their mishegas. Find it alluring, endearing, engaging, appealing, intriguing, beguiling, captivating; part of their charm.   I have a double standard … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 3: Bless

Blessings are funny things. They come trippingly off the tongue when someone sneezes.  Earlier this week, I mortified my daughter when a woman walking into Target in front of us sneezed, and I called out “Bless You” in my usual … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 2: Act

            My actions have not always been successful too much drama too little forethought more Quick Draw McGraw than Oblomov (my favorite literary character who took 60 pages to get out of bed).   Too … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 1: Do

              Be present be mindful be connected       to self       to family       to the world. Ponder deeply with honesty without judgment       who have I hurt       why have I hurt       … Continue reading

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