Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Rachael Maddow Cat Bias Discussed

My wife and I are big fans of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. We feel she is a dog person. This isn't a dealbreaker but we are concerned.

I decided to "do my own research" and after 45 seconds came up with the above two images.

It seems she mocks cats on Halloween and had/has a dog as a pet.

No one is perfect.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Things I Am Excited About: Tankless Water Heater

I know I should be ashamed of my enthusiasm for the boring and mundane but that is what aging is all about -- being comfortable with the ridiculous person one evolves into.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

These Are On My Bookshelf

Mao Zedong figurine with Jewish bling and beaded Palestinian flag;

Another Mao Zedong figurine with Jewish bling;

A postcard of an artwork featuring a Mao Zedong figurine;

Secret Jewish Space Laser Corps badge;

A non-lethal munition from my IDF days;

Quotations from Mao Zedong's "little red book" circa 1965

I have more Mao stuff but that's enough for this post.


Saturday, September 11, 2021

Friday Cat Media

Our cat Stewart, like other complex individuals, is a mix of behaviors – some excellent, others less so (he’s a biter when he wants something).

On the positive side of things, he isn’t that interested in people food. He’s curious enough to jump on the table and counters, but when he’s there he usually just gently sniffs around for personal knowledge. He also doesn’t knock things over or like stepping on unusual surfaces.

So, here’s the guy in action:  

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

We Finally Cleared Some Space In The Garage

 Because cleared space in the garage is a rare and fleeting event I wish to commemorate it here.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Shana Tova: Wholeness/Brokenness שְׁלֵמוּת וְשֶׁבֶר


In the spring of this year a chair broke and a sign was made to indicate that people should sit elsewhere. I picked up on the philosophical aspects of the word "broken" and took the above pictures. 

Coincidentally in the summer our synagogue announced that the high holidays this year would discuss the theme of brokenness and wholeness. Congregants were asked to submit mini-drashes, or sermons, to share their ideas of how they saw these concepts.

Here is my video: