When the new kosher Israeli grocery store opened, I was in heaven. Before, there had been plenty of kosher food that was available at different places, but nothing out of the ordinary. This store was gourmet.
There’s an Israeli folktale that says that when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden for their sins, God tried to cheer them up by giving them jelly donuts. It sounds a bit ridiculous and all the scholars agree there is absolutely no basis in the scripture. Yet the story reflects the idea that the sweet confection we call donuts brings happiness.
There have been an almost endless supply of articles discussing narcissists in the news and popular press recently. It’s what they call a hot topic and a lot of people (myself included) are weighing in on the subject.
"Hi, this is David Allen at WNPD News and we're bringing you the Presidential Turkey Pardon ceremony at the White House Rose Garden which will start any minute. Of course, there is also the issue of Cob Turkey, the Republican nominee, who still refuses to concede and is holding onto the belief that he was really the one who won the Social Media Election. Now, we'll join Daniel Levine who's there with the celebrants. How's the atmosphere there Dan?"
In order to fully understand what is meant by this quote, first we must examine the basic distinction between what is being asked by the question “Why?” and what is being asked by the question “Why Not?” After that, we’ll examine the two questions and their meaning as they apply to the here and now vs. the future. Finally, we’ll look at the form of knowledge each of these questions represents in terms of what is real, concrete and actual vs. what is abstract or speculative in nature.
The sun, hot The bikini a jungle print A favorite Water splashed over the spotted yellow cheetahs In the tall green grass
A star blows a bubble and within it a kiss Visible at the 10 o’clock position inside it Already greater than 7 light-years across
Everyone who starts a blog, especially for the first time, is excited about the new venture. "I’m never at a loss for something to say,” they think. "How hard can it be?" Then two weeks into it, the excitement fades as the reality of generating a steady stream of posts on a regular schedule sets in. Another week and they are scrambling for new ideas and after one more week passes, the venture they were so excited about a mere month before is now something they’ve come to dread and possibly abandon.