Monday, September 16, 2013

I don't get it

Prisoners get three squares, medical care and recreation. Animals in shelters sit in cages, waiting to die. When they get sick, they just get put to sleep faster.

Prisoners put themselves where they are. Animals are innocent.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

L'Shana Tova

I'm not a very religious person, but the Jewish High Holidays are a special time for me. It's a time of reflection, a taking-stock. This will be the fourth year in a row that we attend Jewish Gateways' High Holiday Services, which is an important tradition for us.

I'm not sure that I have any specific vows so much as commitments I'd like to make to myself and to others. Less anger, more acceptance is definitely among those. I'm having a hard time thinking of other things at the moment. I'm sure it'll come to me.

There are goals as well, but I'm more interested in the commitments.

Monday, September 2, 2013

High Holidays

I've started my annual accounting of my life in advance of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. One of the main things I want to look at is tipping the hate out of my heart. I think of it as a pitcher, spilling out the toxins. That's going to be a struggle, as well it should be.