Jewish Girls Face Diminishing Dating Options: No Palestinian Men, No Non-Jew, and Now No Jewish Men?

After a plea from Rabbis not to date Palestinian men and to not date any non-Jews, Jewish girls wake up to the news that the former President of Israel, Moshe Katsav, has been convicted of rape.

I overheard a conversation in a kosher café in New York this morning between a Jewish girl named Adena and her father Abe.

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Richard CummingsJewish Girls Face Diminishing Dating Options: No Palestinian Men, No Non-Jew, and Now No Jewish Men?

Best Man Pushes Bride Into Pool: A YouTube Video Classic

This YouTube video was pointed out to me yesterday and I watched it several more times today.  If you have not seen it, join the other 13 million viewers and you will not be disappointed!  It’s definitely one of YouTube’s best:

Video: Best Man Pushes Bride Into Pool

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Richard CummingsBest Man Pushes Bride Into Pool: A YouTube Video Classic

Dimitri Phone Message

I had a friend at work who, in his pursuit of someone, was rather persistent.  People would somewhat jokingly refer to him as a stalker.  He would say, “I prefer to call it dedication.”

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Why is Prostitution Illegal in the US?

why-is-prostitution-illegal-in-the-usaI was just about to create an entry about the legality of prostitution in many countries when various Internet searches brought me to Sally, who is struggling with this very issue. 

Apparently, Sally is a feminist; I liked the way she thinks through, and struggles, with the problem.  I’m not a feminist (can a guy even be one?) and would not immediately say I appreciate feminism given the stereotypical  images it conjures.   

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Finding The Perfect Girl…

theperfectgirl1I met her on the beginning of my journey from St. Louis, Missouri to the Florida Panhandle.  My parents, who were riding with me, already seemed to know her.

From the moment she said “hello”, I felt something different, new, a sense that we would be together for awhile.  It was an unfamiliar reaction on my part, but one that felt so comfortable.  We invited her along with us on the car ride.

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Bus #19 in San Francisco

bus-19-san-franciscoIf you want to feel as though you’ve hit a new low in life, ride bus #19 in San Francisco.

Growing up in the Midwest, you never ride the bus. If you do, you need a life change. Unless you’re taking the bus to school, in which case, you’re exempt from such evaluation because your life is great. Students have it so easy. If you’re a student right now, I am sorry that you will not realize this until you’re out of school. Life’s just like that.

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What Happened Today

what-happened-todayThis is an essay I wrote way back in 1992. I keep it hear on A Rich Idea for those who may want to let some words of reflection trickle across their being.

            The day is done and the darkness falls from the wings of night as a feather wafted downward from an eagle in flight.  Yep, it’s true.  Another day ended.  Revelations didn’t present themselves as readily as tabloid TV showcases adulterous activities, but there are always miracles to be found, shooting stars only noticed by those curious enough to look. 

            Sally Jesse Rapheal’s daughter died yesterday to compound her misery which accrued from a son just getting struck by an automobile.  Her life is now as tragic as many of those who appear on her show.

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