Category Archives: Daily Ramblings

The Day the Music Died

When Jake died he took many things with him. He took a possible future where Terry and I became doting grandparents and replaced it with a future where we are that old childless couple sitting on the park bench as young lovers … Continue reading

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65,837 Words

I have been collecting all my writings from this past year into one long document that I keep on my computer desktop. It has a feature that counts the words, and with this post I’ll pass 65,000, not counting commentary on other … Continue reading

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Another Anniversary

Today is Jake’s Yahrzeit, the Memorial Anniversary of his death. The payment for having two birthdays, one in the “English” or Gregorian calendar and one in the Jewish calendar is that there are now two days on which to remember … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

Originally posted on MourningAmyMarie:
Something is over. In the deepest levels of my existence something is finished, done. My life is divided into before and after. — Lament for a Son, Nicholas Wolterstorff I am unable to re-read my early…

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The Akeidah

God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son” Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on” God say, “No”, Abe say, “What?” God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but The next time you see me comin’ … Continue reading

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Here it Comes. Here it Is. There it Goes.

Last Thursday was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Early last week I had it in mind to write a post about the impending holiday, but for reasons described elsewhere, I didn’t. Now that the first of the High Holy … Continue reading

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The Tiniest and Most Random Details

We get dozens of catalogs in the mail every week. I was leafing through one of them the other day, the Fall catalog from Sur La Table, an upscale cookware and kitchen supply company. It has the usual Le Creuset … Continue reading

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