On Turning 43

A run of illness in our home this past week–including myself–prohibited me from writing a regular, on-time column this week, and I apologize. But here are some short words, and a poem, a little late. I was sick earlier this week on my 43rd birthday. The plans I had for that day–lunch with my wife, a blood donation (which I always like to schedule to give on my birthday), and a picnic with my family–had to go out the windowRead more

That Which Heals, Hurts

Here is a long esoteric quote from the weekly Torah portion: God spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: This is the ritual law that God has commanded: Instruct the Israelite people to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid. You shall give it to Eleazar the priest. It shall be taken outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence. Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his fingerRead more