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Thoughts at Large

Healing Journeys Blog: Living With Cancer

Nobody plans to get cancer. Nobody intends to interrupt their lives in such a drastic fashion, to undergo painful traumatic treatment regimens, to live for (hopefully) years with nagging uncertainty about a possible cancer recurrence. Yet, this is exactly what happens to thousands of people every year in every walk of life. In the old[…]

Reflections on Memorial Day

On the occasion of the Memorial Day holiday, Susan and I watched the large outdoor concert that was held in Washington, DC, on the mall which stretches between the Capitol building and the Lincoln Memorial. There were great singers singing patriotic songs accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.

Sweet Home Alabama

Thanksgiving Week 2013 “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.” –variation on an old cliché The only time I reconnect with my “country-boy” roots is when I visit the “country place” in Alabama where I spent my childhood.  My whole life I’ve declared[…]

The Politics of Israel

This is my third trip to Israel.  My wife Susan’s sister and brother-in-law live in Rehovot, a city close to Tel Aviv.  We’ve always felt safe when visiting Israel.  My perspective on Israel is necessarily an American one.  Israelis (including my relatives here) disagree with some of my conclusions.  In any case, the closer perspective[…]
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