Archive for December 2011

  IN WITH THE OLD The yellow pages are lying on the stoop. What am I supposed to do with it?  I look up addresses and phone numbers online. I check out services and goods through social media and bulletin boards. I consult yelp.    Actually, I’m not even talking about the yellow pages. What landed at my…

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My favorite blog: The Mikveh Lady has Left the Building                           In case you didn’t know, I am the founder and board president of a 21st century incarnation of mikveh — the ancient Jewish practice of immersion. The Mayyim Hayyim blog is one my pleasures and I occasionally contribute to it. This is what I just posted there. I…

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Spiritual Teachings of the Canine Masters It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Walking around the block, around the block, around the block.   Be here now. Walking around the block, there is a choice: keep my head down and miss the whole thing or notice the birdsong, the air against my cheek, the red tricycle on…

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Pumptop TV

 I was filling up the tank, self-serve, $3.35 a gallon. (A “good” price at that moment.) I barely noticed 10 inch screen at the top of the pump. Out of the corner of my eye, I registered a message about the lethal dangers of texting behind the wheel. Then there was an “Entertainment Tonight” -type teaser about…

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