PREPENT5772 DAY THIRTY IS IT WORTH IT?

I didn't get arrested, but it was close. Truth is, I didn't want to. This fight is right – but not all fights are worth the price of freedom – not for everyone, not always. what would you go to jail for, today? what fight? if any? Down at the Wall St. protests today,  there […]

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PREPENT5772 DAY TWENTY NINE DID YOU SAY THANK YOU?

Kids get that line a lot, a cultivation of good manners: did you say thank you?  Grown ups, it is presumed, oddly, remember to pause and thank – a compliment, a gesture, gift, favor from friend or stranger or host or lord of hosts. But grown ups too can benefit from such reminders. I know […]

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PREPENT5772 DAY TWENTY EIGHT TRASH?

28/40 boker tov. shana tova! New contact lenses in my eyes this morning. Out with the old, flush.  It's a day of replacing old with new, long live the next. It begins grey today, this new year, thunderstorms expected, rain water coming down from above to meld in nicely with the tears coming down below. […]

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PREPENT5772 DAY TWENTY SEVEN FORGIVE?

27/40 'I'm sorry' S. said. I believe it. But can I, truly, say "I forgive you?" the most I could – can – say is " I understand'. I can't even say it's OK. It's not. Not yet. But today is the day of forgiveness – an extra effort at cleaning up the psychic debris, […]

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PREPENT5772 DAY TWENTY SIX LOOSE ENDS

26/40 The fringes on my prayer shawl are frayed and coming undone. I bought a new set of linen fringes many months ago, with the intention of replacing the fringes – like strings on a guitar – before the New Year. Deadline. A perfect moment for tying loose ends, completing at least a token of […]

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