Monthly Archives: October 2010

Two Midrashim

Rabbis customarily created Midrashim to explain gaps or incongruities in biblical narratives.  Since they mostly date from after the Jewish-Christian separation, Christians tend to be unaware of them, or even shocked that we could tamper with the holy text, but … Continue reading

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Cousteau

One day that long hot summer five million years ago, the dogs barked crazily, wagging their tails and behinds.  Tangiers, the spaniel, would bark at anything, but the greyhound, Gibraltar, was usually so quiet; so who was at the door?  … Continue reading

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Interruption

You’re sitting in the back on the 5-Fulton from Ocean Beach heading to City Hall, to an errand that will take time and patience, so you let yourself enjoy the warm afternoon’s ride, doing nothing at all.  The transoms are … Continue reading

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Tears

I didn’t cry for my dead.  I couldn’t afford to.  There was always too much to do.  That was my life for almost 40 years. It began with Mani Lukas, who was shot in Phoenix in the summer of 1978.  … Continue reading

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