Category Archives: Relationships

That Misguided Email

I could have blamed it on Outlook’s Auto-Complete; or could have faulted my fingers that hit the Send button all too quick; or maybe hold responsible a passing-by employee that distracted my attention. But the truth of the matter is that it was all my doing, or, more precisely, my undoing. Continue reading

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Reflections on a failure

I had perceived a challenge; a parental challenge, a social challenge. It was the coming of age of youth in our society today. With traditional religion-based rite of passage of any convention — Bar/Bat-Mitzvah, Confirmation, you name it, all but … Continue reading

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The case of delayed response

A child trips and falls. She raises her voice in a cry, but there is no one in the play area to take notice. Upon further inspection, she realizes that no real harm was done; her cry subsides. Sometime later, … Continue reading

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The curse of the last cookie

Does this sound familiar? You are at some social event. There is a tray of cookies standing on the table with only one single piece remaining; surrounded by crumbs like a Queen Ant encircled by her subjects. Some party attendees … Continue reading

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Make up or break up

Whenever I have a quarrel with my wife, (not that this ever happens, but just for the sake of this post,) after the dust settles in, it often takes a long while before I am ready to make up and … Continue reading

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Validation and Those Emperor’s New Clothes

I was born in Israel. At age twenty five I migrated to the USA and have lived here ever since; more than half my life. Raised Jewish, Judaism remains my ancestral heritage, even if I, myself, after years of experiencing … Continue reading

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Relationships, frogs and changes

When we select a house to buy (or rent,) we try to pick a place that will best fit our requirements; from personality to functionality. With the passing years, we change — our perspective shifts, and so do our needs. Perhaps the kids … Continue reading

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A snapshot of falling in love

Someone once wrote that regardless of if it is love at first sight, or a pre-existing affectionate relationship that suddenly sparks a flame, there is that distinguished moment when one falls in love. It doesn’t need to be the same … Continue reading

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What an idiot

When you are nodding your head in sympathy to someone else’s sad tale, or pretending to smile at the poor joke they just told, all the while thinking to yourself, “what an idiot,” just recall the times others listened to … Continue reading

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Kill, kill, kill!

A black bear mauled a guy in NJ; a first fatal attack in a 150 years. Solution? Let’s do away with the black bears! We spent the last hundred plus years building over a land these bears once had the … Continue reading

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