Yup. Another holiday. This is why, when I went to college, one of my professors harangued me that I missed so many days of class the first semester. That I should stop skipping class. Even though he lived in New York City, he had no clue how many Jewish holidays there were over the first 30 days of school. (Hint: If we use the Jewish month, Tishrei, which corresponds to September/October, we are talking about 12 of the first 23 days- and that doesn’t include Shabat!)
Tonight begins a new moon. In my religion, that means it is a new month (called Rosh Chodesh), and this one is Elul. This new moon crosses two days.. The first day, (the one starting tonight) is the 20th anniversary of the death of my mom. This anniversary is called a Yahrzeit. The second day of the new moon of Elul is anniversary of my daughter’s bat mitzva- and tomorrow happens to be her secular birthday, to boot.
It’s New Year’s Eve. I know, you are rushing around, trying to get everything done so you can go out and party tonight. But, here’s something else you shouldn’t forget. Make your plan for 2015. You deserve it. No… you need it!
I just finished reading a really terrible book. One for which I had high hopes. (No, I won’t insult the author by giving you his name or the book title. Even though I think he deserves such condemnation.) After it, it purported to discern whether mathematics could prove or disprove the existence of the Supreme Being.
I was a bad boy the other day. I got caught up in the drama of one of my client’s issues.
Don’t get me wrong, we all have drama. We all have issues. And, to be honest, I thrive on solving the drama of others. (I generally suck at dealing with the drama of my own life- unless it is life threatening- and, then, my training kicks in and I am in overdrive.) But, in this case, my client was trying to develop an explanation of the craziness that obtained in 2013, because the narrative will be crucial for our moving ahead with plans for the future.