[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. VIII-28] For what? No, for whom!

Several years ago, I wrote about “whom you are with” as I was reflecting on some weekends of loneliness in Menomonie. Evidently I’m also going to post something about May 1, 2011… maybe I’ll do that tomorrow!

Yeah, that sounds like a good idea.

But what about today?

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What is time, anyway?

During this year, both Independence Day and Christmas (and thus New Years Day 2018) fell on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

Yet this year, neither of those days happened to be any more awkward than it would be for others on my perspective.

I rarely have to work anyway on either of these days due to summer and winter breaks, but it is still strange when there’s a midweek holiday for those people that work during these weeks.

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[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. V-12] Holidays and albums

It’s late in the evening on מוצאי יום כיפור (the evening after Yom Kippur), and I am writing this post mobile style. Ergo shall it be brief.

The last several Jewish holidays that I have spent with friends have involved looking at my friends’ family pictures. During both פסח ושבועות (Passover and Shavuot), one of the activities at home was looking at photos of long ago summer vacations of Sarah’s family.

בערב ראש השנה (on the eve of Rosh HaShanah), Dina and I perused a wedding album of her parents.

And today during the interim of services, I saw albums of her בת מצוות (bat mitzvah), as well as those of her brothers.

Each of these made me want to see old photos and albums from my own family, especially of my בר מצווה. Mom, if you read this post, you now have a homework assignment and about 75 days to do it!


Countdowns pre-empted for this post.


Whew, the last two days have been a whirlwind! And the beginning of October may be a whirlwind. This will be a short post, or I will try to make it short.

By looking at the countdown at the basement of this post, you know that the High Holidays are just around the corner. Well, tomorrow also begins October, which means that this blog will host its fifth round of O.C.T.O.B.E.R. (One Creative Title Of Blog-Everyday Regimen)

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