Lamppost logic

A man encircles a lamppost over and over as a police woman approaches.

“Sir, can I be of any assistance?”

He explains that he lost his wallet, and they both search for some time.

Finally, she asks, “Where did you last see it?”

“In that dark alley.”

“Why are you looking over here?”

“The light’s much better.”

***

People are like that—looking in the wrong place for something. Insisting they can find the wallet they lost in an alley by looking near the lamppost.

I’m like that sometimes — looking for validation and comfort from the wrong people.

I wonder if you do this, too?

Kindness. Always.

Kindness. Always.

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Kindness. Always.

Kindness. Always.

Two-dird watder. Please, Dad-da.    Yesterday at lunch at our kitchen table, my 11-year-old, Annie, was explaining to me how she deserved more screen time. She was poised. Brilliant in both logic and delivery. Laughing along at the utter brazenness of the request...

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Despite Gallant Efforts

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Despite my gallant efforts A noble start     A beautiful fall day. Sunshine. Amazing colors of leaves. Crisp air. I decide to bike—instead of drive—the 2.1 miles to the synagogue where I’ll be teaching a course in a few weeks. We need to finalize some...

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