Thoughts From Jerusalem (and so it goes)

When I’m back in Minneapolis, my hometown, I’ve been known to visit the Ridgedale mall. Ridgedale was among the first indoor malls built in the United States. These days, there are several such malls in the Twin Cities, including the world famous Mall of America. The original investors had a great idea, build a huge indoor space … More Thoughts From Jerusalem (and so it goes)

Returning Home

What is returning home if not a search for a moment that truly matters, a quest for a particular event or experience that isn’t just a means to hurry on to the next one? The desire to return home is a desire to feel the exquisite and rare sensation that where one is, is where … More Returning Home

Chanukah in Sin City (Looking for the Viva in Las Vegas)

I’m in Las Vegas, an outlandish oasis of man’s creation, a war waged between the spirit and the material, set smack dab in the middle of the Nevada desert. Clearly in this place, it’s the spirit that’s been vanquished. Las Vegas purports to be about life, about the best things life has to offer. The … More Chanukah in Sin City (Looking for the Viva in Las Vegas)

A Disembodied Spirit Discusses Its Recently Remembered Love For Lemons

Ok, first I had this flash that I really liked lemon. A flash that ‘lemon’ was one of my favorite things. So, I already know what you’re thinking: ‘what’s lemon?’ I get that. Ah, crap, it’s just slipping away… I’ll try my best to explain… I was just sitting here meditating, concentrating as hard as I could on this thing – lemon – and it came to me. (Try to really go with me here because I want to know if you have any recollection of any of this yourself.) Lemon was yellow, which of course doesn’t tell you much because what’s ‘yellow’ right?
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