I read lots of journals. With some of them I maintain absolute currency; others languish in a pile until I can’t stand it anymore and then I rumple through the stack, seeking out tidbits of knowledge and insight that do no one any good if they remain unread.
So, I was examining some publications from UVa recently and found one really interesting. Up until I realized it was really from the gin mill run by Rick Berman. (I‘ve written about Rick Berman and his Employment Policies Institute . But, most of the time, the articles (biased and conclusions developed BEFORE the research is completed) are written by a different author. As such, I kept reading- and now will share them with you. I will be editorializing at points- but, as opposed to Berman’s minions, I will make sure you know when, where, and why.)
Today is the first of two days of the new month. The month of Elul. The month before Rosh Hashana (which month is called Tishrei). This means there is no moon in the sky last night or tonight. (The Tora says- ‘there was evening, there was morning’; the day starts on the eve…)
We always knew that the real life examples we provide are what really teach our kids. Sometimes, our examples are what they want to emulate. Sometimes, it’s the opposite of what they hope to see. Now, it turns out that fathers sharing household duties are critical factors in the raising of daughters.
Psst. Wake up. I can’t stop going to the bathroom…
Those ten words changed my life forever. In the middle of the night of the 21st of August, 1979, my (then) wife woke me to tell me those words. I immediately knew she was not incontinent- but that her water had broken. And, in a flash, I grabbed her bag (the one that had been packed for a few days- since the due date was 9 September), told her to dress, put on a pair of pants and a shirt and drove to Martha Jefferson Hospital.
You know that crap that we don’t timeslice or multitask? Do you not walk around and talk on the phone? What about when you are cooking? (You DO cook, right?) You are thinking of the next ingredient to add as you tend to the dissolution, sautéing, or mixing of what is in front of you.