This is from our trip to Alaska. A real grizzly encounter. Luckily I had my video camera on!
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Benjamin Disraeli, England’s Prime Minister in the late 1800’s was known for his quick wit. One day, the King decided to put him to the test in front of all the other ministers. “I understand, Mr. Disraeli,” he said, “that you can make a pun on any subject. Please, make a pun about me.”
While all [...]
This is the second anniversary of my mother’s passing. I miss you, Mom.
Here’s what the rabbi said at her funeral:
Eleonor Roman was born in Austria-Hungary in 1915 in the small village of Vrbovce (VR-BOV-TSEH). She met her husband, Paul, while visiting her brother’s scout camp, and their encounter evolved into a beautiful romance. They married [...]
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood
and don’t assign them tasks and work,
but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
— Antoine de Saint Exupery
When I was about six, we moved into what I recognize now as a temporary low-rent high-rise apartment in the D.C. area. We shared a blinking black and white TV with others in the musty, ragged-carpeted lobby, we walked up dark stairwells to our place, and I slept on a roll-away bed in [...]