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River Reflections

Sometimes luck is with you, and sometimes not, but the important thing is to take the dare. Those who climb mountains or raft rivers understand this.
-David Brower

river scene

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.
-Margaret J. Wheatley

river reflections

Sit by a river. Find peace and meaning in the rhythm of the lifeblood of the Earth.
-Anonymous

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Sunday Scenes – August 4, 2013

boulder

cliffside

If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
-Ray Bradbury

If it is Sunday, which it is, then I am late on my usual Friday news.

Leora at Sketching Out, will be hosting the August Jewish Book Carnival. Please send your links to her by August 14, 2013: http://www.leoraw.com/contact/

The Jewish Journal has a great review of a book I absolutely love…The Golem and the Jinni! I reviewed it, myself, and can not say enough about it.

The Los Angeles Review of Books has interesting reviews on some great sounding books.

The New York Times Books also has interesting reviews on varied books.

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August 4, 2013 – 28 Av, 5773

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Sunday Scenes – June 2, 2013

Coastal inlet

This photograph was taken on a scenic hike in Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in Carmel, CA, overlooking an area that harbors sea lions and seals. The beauty from above, looking down, is nothing short of spectacular. The tide pools were amazing, and the sea lions could be seen quite clearly through binoculars. Even though the photograph was taken about eight years ago, I remember it as if it were yesterday.

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Friday News – May 31, 2013

bayside

bay side

Actually, my post is late, and I am keeping it short due to time constraints.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
-Mark Twain

Visit Hannah for a nice sounding Indian flat bread recipe.

Leora has tips for traveling with an iPad in Israel.

Zivah’s post reflects my thoughts on this week’s Parsha.

Senior Hiker has a stunning beach scene!

Freya’s story, “Tapestry”, is thoughtful in many ways.

Shabbat Shalom!

May 31, 2013 – 22 Sivan, 5773

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Winter Reflections

winter reflections

Today is the Tenth of Tevet, and is a Jewish fast day (a minor fast). The Tenth of Tevet marks the beginning of Nebuchadnezzar’s siege of Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. Read about it here, and also here.

winter 6

The poem below is from a Jewish prayer book of mine. I have always found it to be extremely comforting.

I wonder if
anything is impossible
to a G-d
who can make
evergreen trees with black trunks
cast blue shadows
on white snow

-Anonymous

trestle

Today we should reflect on our deeds, and repent for our wrongs.
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Speaking of reflecting…I was listening to the news last night, and there was a segment on a man who has a very short time to live. One of his doctors suggested he make a “bucket list”, and so he did. One of the top items was for him to have an iconic type of portrait taken. It was made possible, and he had his photograph taken by a professional photographer. He said, “It’s very important to me to have some kind of image that will remind people of where I was and that I was here, and that’s the most important thing to me,” I thought his statement was so poignant…I shed a few tears.

Here is the online post of his NBCLA TV segment.
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My goodness…what a heartfelt story.

Wilhelm Brasse, Auschwitz photographer dies at 95. He was a former prisoner, himself who was forced to take the photographs.
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December 23, 2012 – 10 Tevet, 5773

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Jewaicious – Wednesday Photo Memes

Ducky Day

There are several memes today that I am posting this photograph on, so please check them out for more photographs from around the planet:

ABC Wednesday

Outdoor Wednesday

Nature Notes Wednesday

Watery Wednesday


Our World Tuesday

February 8, 2012 – 15 Sh’vat, 5772

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