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Pain cures stupid

I once saw a US Marine wearing a T-shirt that said, “Pain Cures Stupid.” Though I happen to know a few people who are way beyond cure, I concur that this statement works for me; that is, when I act … Continue reading

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It changes things

The year was 1981. I was a high-school senior, still living in Israel, when Zubin Mehta, the famed Indian-born conductor and Music Director for Life for the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, created a controversy. As an encore to a concert he … Continue reading

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Why I love complaining about the weather

When I lived in Israel, some two and a half decades ago, I dreaded listening to the news. Every half an hour, the news report would sound on the radio, potentially announcing another disaster; a terror attack, a military incident, … Continue reading

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What is perfect – reminisce of a dream

I do not usually remember much of my dreams. But last night I had one, parts of which stayed with me when I awoke. I was visiting with my friend Smadar who is a painter. She was busy with something … Continue reading

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That Zen Master, again…

A couple of weeks ahead of my planned dive trip, I did the right thing and checked my Suunto dive computer wrist watch. A good thing I did as the battery indicator pointed to low. I promptly placed an online … Continue reading

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What would Gandhi do?

When facing an atypical situation that requires me to make a difficult decision, it occurred to me to ask this question: what would have Gandhi (or Jesus, or Mandela, or [blank]) done under similar circumstances? I do not need a … Continue reading

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That golden cup of childhood

Had a conversation with my 14 y.o. triplets while driving to see the Disney’s animated film Frozen. The topic of maturing from childhood to adulthood came up. One of my daughters mentioned she is no rush to grow up; that … Continue reading

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