June 2010 Blog Posts (22)

What I Believe About Israel

Originally published on June 29, 2010 on Open Salon

A lot of people have been commenting to me about Israel, oddly enough in response to a post that isn't primarily about Israel (and not in response to that post's immediate predecessor which is primarily about Israel). I'm going to clarify what I think. Let me know if this makes sense to you.

 I believe that Israel has the right to exist.

 I believe that  Israel has the right to defend…

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Added by koshersalaami on June 29, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Bach and the Beatles

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Added by John Manchester on June 28, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

My Ex-Husband is Here -- a Saving Grace (OS Archive - 2010)

I saw you last night, for the first time in years.
You turned up unexpectedly
although I knew you were coming to town...
 
You look older --  
your hair is thinning, your middle's thicker.
 We had just come back from the lake, the house was a mess.
 
I just couldn't spend a minute getting ready for you.
 
I'd spent the previous week talking to myself --
reminding…
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Added by Anna Herrington on June 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

(Ex) Political Junkie in OS Rehab

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When I started blogging a few months ago, I swore on a stack of Bibles (well OK, old New…

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Added by John Manchester on June 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Why Is There Error?*

JUNE 26, 2010 3:02PM

Why Is There Error?*

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Added by Betty Deeds on June 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

THIRD GRACE UPDATE - VANESSA CARLTON

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So,  my third grace Vanessa…
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Added by John Manchester on June 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

J.S. Bach Part 2: A Pilgrimage to Leipzig

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JUNE 22, 2010 5:13PM

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Added by John Manchester on June 22, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

I Had a Father's Day Breakfast Once.... (OS Archive - 2010)

In car on the way to breakfast with Mom, Dad and two sons:

Youngest Obsessa-Boy:  "...and with my $3.82 I just saved from last week I can get the new fork on my mountain bike..."

Dad:  "What kind of fork, a Specialized or Kona?" 

Mom/Me, thinking:  I wonder if my saying 'Jewish friend' on that comment seemed like saying 'my White friend' or 'my Muslim friend' more?  Is that a race or religion comparison..??   ...and either way that didn't…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 20, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

DeFence of "SELF", a Justification

JUNE 18, 2010 10:19PM

DeFence of "SELF", a Justification

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Added by Betty Deeds on June 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

DeFence of "SELF", a Justification

TEACHER : "Use defeat, defense and detail in a sentence".

LITTLE BILLY: "When de Wabbit jump over defense, defeat goes over defense before detail."

 

DeFence

 

Fendo, fendere - Latin verb: to push from

De fend-push out from (a fixed…

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Added by Token on June 18, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

J.S. Bach Part 1: How he Changed my Life

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JUNE 17, 2010 6:54AM

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Added by John Manchester on June 17, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

One Sweet Memory, One Happy Day Today -- a postscript (OS Archive - 2010)

Something slid in my thoughts today

while writing.

Glimmers... 

real? 

My small head on your chest,

our two hearts beating

...warm 

...safe. 

Could this be true? 

The smells are of leather

and smoke.

You are reading, 

I am smiling. 

You are not a photograph,

you are not over there...  

The candle's flicker

creates child's trance.

The sounds

of Benny Goodman's…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 17, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Making a Case for Affirmative Action for Conservatives

Originally posted June 16, 2010 on Open Salon

I'm a liberal. I make no secret about that, nor do I call myself a progressive, even though conservatives have managed to saddle the term "liberal" with a whole lot of baggage. I'll deal with the baggage, thanks. 

There are things that drive me nuts about being a liberal, chief among them watching my allies fail dismally at talking to conservatives. I'm in sales for a living, and I can tell you that using a sales…

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Added by koshersalaami on June 16, 2010 at 9:00am — 21 Comments

What I Saw on My Walk

What I saw on My Walk

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Added by John Manchester on June 15, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Guilty Pleasures: The Beach Boys

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Added by John Manchester on June 11, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Kids Summer Reading---the Flop on the Couch Kind (OS Archive - 2010)

This list was compiled by the sensations evoked by summer---the timeless kind that may or may not actually exist any more, but hey, maybe some of these reads will inspire a timeless afternoon. These were all choices that brought a smile when remembering reading them in the first place, and they were usually the first thought of by those in our family.  They range from very young on up to teens....

Young Ones Books: 

Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 11, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My Second First Post (OS Archive - 2010)

I finally found a topic I felt I could post about without getting all caught up in nerves, in details-- an open call for summer reading books for kids.  I spent a week thinking about it, thinking of how different we all are in our clan, and what did we find to be perennial favorites to read over the years? I scoured our bookshelves, I thought of all the sensations arising when I thought of summer, I thought of my title---Kids Summer Reading, the Flop on…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Getting Antisemitism and Jews - It's Not About the Holocaust

Originally published on Open Salon on June 9, 2010

I've been watching a lot of reactions to the flotilla incident, particularly here on the OS, and it's making me realize that there are a lot of things people just don't get. Some of this has to do with Israel, some of it has to do with Jews in general, and some has to do with what I think is an overestimation of the influence of the Holocaust; it's important, just not completely central.

You've probably noticed that…

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Added by koshersalaami on June 9, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Guilty Pleasures: The Beach Boys

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Added by John Manchester on June 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Antisemitism, Israel, and the Double Standard

Originally published on Open Salon on June 4, 2010

If I were to say that people around the world are out to get me, would you say that I was paranoid?

If you answered "yes" to that, you aren't thinking enough. The correct answer is:

Only if I'm wrong.

We Jews are notorious for seeing antisemites under every rock and behind every tree. But are they really?

In the United States, no. Here we have scattered antisemitism with some concentrations at the…

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Added by koshersalaami on June 4, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

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