Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Try to make at least three people smile each day.

We live and are surrounded by technology. Cellulaire phones are with us 24/7, Computers are saddled in our carry-ons, Flat Screens occupy our homes and are a loud voice to boot and the list goes on. All this is to say that our electronic age has distanced us from nature. In fact, we are so pre-occupied with electronic devices that they are
always in between us humans and we do not even know it or seem to forget. Take for example at coffee houses, i've noticed there is always a laptop in between 2 people or a cell going off and this my friends is the epitomy of the 'plastic age' and what that means inevitably is that we quickly are becoming callous beings devoid of feelings and campassion. Human contact is dwindling and we are like robots, androids and alien beings! We had it coming all along, Aldus Huxley predicted it, Sartre and Orwell too and so as an offset, 'try to make at least three people smile each day'...i think this is a slandered way of fighting the machine and instilling some beautiful humanity into the plastic age which is quickly taking over. Do it today and start doing good!

Monday, March 30, 2009

New Balance Needed!

It's mind boggling to read news headlines these days and even more so to comprehend them fully without having some kind of a psychotic reaction. Yet as i read them:'Alleged torturer accused in 15,000 deaths' or 'Ousted GM CEO could get $20M package' I see more and more how headlines seem surreal, stretched or maxed but yet unfortunately disturbingly real! Today, we're so overwhelmed with a plethora of information that if the headlines are not bombastic the media believes that we the masses will not abide to read the article. The media world is driven to get our attention.
Yet Media is not about truth, moral or ethics and has never been about that!
The media is about advertising and captivating stretched out headlines to the max and staying alive in a competitive market. And we as an audience supposedly have all grown callous, sick and just tired or indifferent to it all. That is not true!

there is a yearning out there for a new kind of media. A media based on truth rather then distortion. There is an expression that says: 'think good and it will be good'
Yes, terrible things do happen. But why does the media give all the attention to the murderer rather then the victims? Unfortunately,murders happen everyday. Yet, we need a new balance in the media, and a concerted effort to drive out articles for change! More on this later...

Juno Night In Canada!!!

I saw the Juno's last night hosted by the colourful and funny Russel Peters but the whole 'Juno' thing kind of rubbed me the wrong way! First b/c we're not America and so please try not to emulate American TV because we cannot even come close! We tried to look like the American music awards and failed miserably! Yes, it was nice to see 'Loverboy' honoured but also sad not to see focus on bright & up coming talents. Canada's Juno is small enough to feature a city category or just be more creative. What is disturbing once more, is to see such adulturated focus on 'so called' legendary's like'Nickleback, Bryan Adams &Sarah Mcglaughlin. i imagined what can come next & at that point had to close the TV because I didn't need to see Anne Murray singing the national anthem!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


We all have have our day job and we have our dream job!
90% of Canadians dislike their jobs! THe other 10% are unemployed!

'Time is on my side' the Rolling Stones may have sung it
but i do not see Micky getting any younger!

Way back when settlers came here to Canada, they were all mislead.
No one came here for the weather!
The weather was definitely not the selling point!

It must have been sold as 'the land of opportunity'!
Job opportunities!

well right now, as always, there is an opportunity for creative people!

The world is quickly changing and the smart survives!

The time to do it is now!

Canada is thriving. its our little secret!

THe world awaits you!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A new Start!

"I want to know how people ought to live, not how people used to live!" Gorky

It's a new week! It's almost Passover, the month of Nissan is amongst us, spring is in the air and gigs are starting to pick up! for this year we're learning new material for the shows and i'm quite pleased with the repertoire! (some songs will be disclosed shortly) The days are longer and walking these days is such a pleasure, especially at night! There is nothing like smiling in the midst of a walk just to say, 'thank you G-d for giving me such freedom.' Have a great week!!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Schmelvis's Top 10 Elvis Quotes.

10.The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year.

9.That's why I hate to get started in these jam sessions. I'm always the last one to leave.

8.The army teaches boys to think like men.

7. My movements, ma'am, are all leg movements. I don't do nothing with my body.

6.Just because I managed to do a little something, I don't want anyone back home to think I got the big head.

5. I've never written a song in my life. It's all a big hoax.

4.I was an overnight sensation.

3. I think I have something tonight that's not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes.

1.I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line."

4. I'm not trying to be sexy. It's just my way of expressing myself when I move around.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where is Humanity?
I walked by a homeless man today on my 'daily walk' with the dog. I thought he would ask for change but instead he uttered:" I envy your dog, I would like to sleep on your warm couch, please bring me home." "Hmm, something to ponder," It left me speechless and really nothing to say. But, the man was right in one way; we regard pets or treat pets better then humans. THese days, pets get more respect then humans. A stranded dog would be picked up immediately off the street and brought to a shelter or would be adopted where as a 'homeless' would be left to rot in the street and until sinews are not splattered all over the floor, not a thing would not be done. It's a fact! It happens here in the city quite frequently; a few years back a woman was left to die outside Vendome metro and people just walked by her leaving the authorities to deal with. But no one called 911, everyone thought 'someone else would call' or 'someone already called already' or 'I do not want to get involved.' Luckily, she was was taken to hospital a few days later and survived. But if it was a strayed dog or cat, don't ask! Right away that poor thing would be looked after. So i ask:"What is going on?" and
"Has humanity lost hope in humanity?"

These days, in this economic 'meltdown' lots of friends of mine are felling the crunch and are pleasantly unemployed! This year for some reason, many people have been under the weather. There is 'something' going round;some kind of 'weird virus-infected flu-bug'that is just causing havoc! I myself have been busy coughing up half a lung for the lost few months and now i;m working on the other lung!

I wish everyone who has the flu a full recovery and a great Day!!!!
Have a great weekend-Shabbat Shalom!!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Core
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It has to come from the core, but we are not masters over that place.

We can barely master our wardrobe--our conscious thought, our words to others, what our hands and feet are doing. Never mind the hidden things within.

But we can do this: We can wash our clothes and bathe our skin in pure waters. We can focus our thoughts, guide our words and clean up our act. Once scrubbed enough that light can pass through, we await the moment when the core awakens.

This is what Moses told his people on their last day together:"The hidden things belong to G-d. But the obvious is for us and our children forever, to do what needs to be done." By Tzvi Freeman

Monday, March 23, 2009

Nice to be important but more important to be nice!

I was at a gig recently and we were in between sets. I was getting a beer opened when
a young brunette comes up to me and says,'so you're the one?'i took a long sip and looked at her well cropped hair which was her best feature. "So you're a millionaire?" she continued. I was startled by her words and all i could do was utter a low "yeah"and walk away with a chagrin grin. I pondered her words days later because her words only returned to me days later and they bothered me some what. What bothered me is the importance to peg wealth with money. I'm actually happy because i do what i love doing and that is playing in front of live audiences! And the only reason i play is because i cannot do anything else! Actually i can do lots but everything else makes me miserable! I tried to hung my guitar to dry like clothes on a line but to no avail! I was such an aggressive miserable shit that i couldn't stand myself and other couldn't stand me more!
So, here i am doing what i love best;giving myself to audiences. Elvis did the same.
So to you, who ever you are, i hope you found your niche and are doing what you love doing and every night you go to sleep knowing in your heart that you are what you are supposed to be!!!!

How should i act?!

When our days are done here on earth and we are summoned up stairs to the heavenly courts, the first question asked of us is:"How did you conduct business?" or "were you honest with people?"

From this we can incur that the utmost importance element in our actions or deeds here is not about our relationship with G-d,or our love or devotion to the holy one but how we are with other people!

The world today is a small global village! When we hear bad news we somehow all feel the pain and are negatively affected and of course when we hear good news we are happy and feel positive! My actions affect the world and thus i choose to do good! For example, if i smoke a cigarette and walk down the street then my message to people of the world is:"look at me, smoking is cool, i do not care about the health hazards associated with it, i think everyone should smoke too!' or the story of the person on a boat and is feeling depressed and so he wants to puncture a hole and end his life.
But, there are other people on this boat and so not only is he taking himself down but others with him.
Perhaps, i;m getting ahead of myself here, but all i;m saying is think before you act!

This entire topic reminds me of Elvis! Elvis was a gentle soul, cared about people, his fans and was sensitive to pain and suffering. I heard through Larry Geller that Elvis actually cried over the suffering in this world and it bothered him immensely that he was powerless to do much about it! None the less, Elvis showed compassion to towards the sick, poor and was a giving man!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Magic of a hat!!!

I put on my french beret this evening and drove off into the wicked horizon with my guitar in the back seat without a plan or a care in the world and a smile on my face. Staying positive with a smile and making people smile is the key to my ultimate high! To some, buying a lotto ticket is the equivalent of buying hope and a smile. I think driving into a wide horizon with little clouds in the sky and the sun setting up ahead is a wicked view! At that particular moment i felt one with the creator or was it the wind in my face that made me feel that way, i dunno! Well it;s the weekend folks so enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Meditation is a necessity!

'Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to G‑d about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to.' No matter what, it is recommended to talk and just let it out!. There are times when we feel alone or feel a spiritual void even though
materialistically we might feel content, like after a good meal but life equates change
and we all need to vent because obstacles always come up and so meditation is the way to go!!! You might hit a 'wall', face the 'dead end' or feel nauseous all: 'figuratively speaking' and to me that is just G-D's way of calling us to seat down and have a chat.
After all, who is a better listener out there?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Importance of Walking

Each night I take myself walking. No matter what the canadian night
has in store for me, i dress to the occasion and challenge it!
I used to walk with the dog and he
happened to be a great walking companion but these days b/c he is already
too old, frail and just prefers to 'sleep', i thus leave him at home.
Instead, i walk the streets like 'Green day' singing it
alone usually accompanied by the moon at my side. These 45 minute walks have become
therapeutic so much that without them i feel 'unfulfilled' or my day is just
'incomplete'! one last thing, it is important to smile while
walking because this action is a luxury, a necessity & a blessing. Now, go and enjoy!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Twenty-five Wise Principles
By Sholom Ber Dubov

[I found these 25 idea
s, preciously wise principles in how to lead a happier life. I thought you'd enjoy them too.

1. Take a 10 - 30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to G‑d about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to________________ today. I am thankful for_________________.

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn't fair, but G-d is good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this really matter?'

17. Forgive everyone for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. G‑d heals everything - but you have to ask Him.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for_______________. Today I accomplished_______________.

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It is nice to be important but more important to be nice!!!!

I read that somewhere on the internet or heard it recently from an associate and thought that to be the most beautiful words to live by! I aspire to make that my life's philosophy! Most people that i come across and deal with are nice and share that same philosophy i think !

Today's thought:

Meditate on a single pool left by the tide and all the life it holds. On a single leaf and all the genius within it. On all the forests of the world, all its seas, and all the life of the skies.

Then meditate that all this He has entrusted in our hands. And each person must say to him or herself: "All this He has placed in my hands alone."

Monday, March 16, 2009

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi

Today, right now, this minute, is the best time to start what i;ve always dreamed
of doing and making it happen is definetly in my head. I can see that i'm already there!
I've wanted this for so long. A friend always said to me: Dan you gotta 'plan you work & then work your plan."

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Ayn Rand

The sole obstacle that stops you from doing what you may think is the 'impossible'
is you. Change the channel. You have the remote and i know you can do it!
The remote is in your hand! Right now is the time to do it!

There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. We all have a choice. You can decide which type of person you want to be. I have always chosen to be in the first group.
Mary Kay Ash

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring is in the air!!!!

What is spring? A time to blossom, a rebirth, a new beginning!
A time where people come out of hibernation with a smile. Every day is like spring!
We should look at each day as a rebirth; as we wake up, we are given a 2nd chance
at the world, a new beginning! Today is the day! Carpe-Diem!!!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday's & Shabbos around the corner

It comes once a week, that aura of holiness and it enters the world from
somewhere deep and it awakens the living and lifts them so high. It's a time to reflect, a time to rejoice, a time to relax and a time to rebuild hope. It's Shabbos!

A Point Within

By Tzvi Freeman

Within each of us is a point where all of us meet. And within that point is a place where we are all one simple essence. That is the soul of the moshiach within us.

If so, the person who we will call the moshiach does not need to convince us to follow. He only needs to awaken that sleeping moshiach within each of us. And then we will look and say, "I know this tzadik. He is the spark I feel awake within me."

That is when we will all be liberated we and all the creation.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

There is a wonderful coffee place nestled in the corner of my mind.
In fact, it'll be positioned right between Star-bucks and some kosher beauty
eatery where we all like to stuff our face! This heavenly place is called
'Fabulous-Cup' but as friends like to shorten it too and simply say: Fa-cup!
Why not i;m going to 'Fa-cup' right now, what would u like?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Online Shopping, Dating or Weight Loss?

I looked around the web for products to buy or sell, or something to get excited about.
All i get is pop ups to buy 'this' or 'that'! Nothing tangible just products to apparently empower the individual pop up in my face! What is going on? People are trying to sell us 'sizzle' but not the 'STEAK'! I do not want to buy sizzle!!!! I'm tired of sizzle but want the real McKoy!!!

Everyone is talking about dating!! Internet Dating is the hottest thing around!!! Couples are divorcing just to see what it is like to be dating on the internet!!!
It's like a fad gone wild but who is gaining from all of this? Businesses, Florists? I dunno!!!!

Meanwhile there is a craze to lose weight while simultaneously there is a consumption war going on to eat everything in sight! THe westernize world is somewhat ill and is eating up everything like a storm and then acting bulimic and wanting to shed it all and lose weight...what is going on? Where is my guitar? Turn up the volume!!!!

Pushed to the extreme.

We live in the darkest of times, where life is an elastic and is pushed to the extreme.

There will come a time when the wolf will lie with the lamb, when the night will shine, when those who have died shall live.

But the wolf will be a wolf, the night will still be night, and the experience of death shall remain the opposite of life.

For all these G–d made for His glory.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It is forbidden to say things that may hurt or trick another person

Leviticus 25:17 "You shall not wrong one another and you shall fear your G-d"

This Negative Mitzvah teaches us that we must be very careful not to say anything that may hurt or trick someone else.

Sometimes we don't even realize that what we have said caused another person discomfort.

Here are a few examples:

1) Eli was often late for school because he went to bed so late that he could not get up on time in the morning.

Finally, the principal called him to his office and warned him that his lateness would no longer be tolerated. As a result, Eli decided to stop going to bed late. He made a time schedule and kept to it.

One day, two weeks after Eli had begun to arrive at school on time, one of his classmates said:

"You know, Eli, it's good that you don't come late to school anymore! Now, you won't get punished by the principal!"

Although his classmate may have meant it as a compliment, Eli was embarrassed by his comment. It reminded Eli of his bad habits and made him feel very uncomfortable.

This Negative Mitzvah cautions us not to make remarks or say things that might hurt others, even if we don't intend such things to be mean.

2) A friend asked Sherry to lend her a magic marker, but Sherry was busy using her markers and answered, "I'll be finished in no time. You can have it when I'm done." Soon afterwards, the bell rang and the her friend never got to use the marker.

While Sherry and her classmates rushed down the stairs to recess, Sherry tripped and fell. From behind her, she heard her friend's voice: "Well, sometimes people who aren't very generous get what they deserve."

Her friend might have wanted to encourage Sherry to share, but the Torah does not allow us to say such things and hint to another person that he deserves to be punished.

3) A group of children were roaming up and down the aisles of a stationery store. Every time they found something they liked, they would ask the man at the counter: "How much is this?" "How much is that?" "What is the price on this?" "How much does it cost?" After so many questions, the man finally lost his patience. "Hey kids! Are you really going to buy anything?" The children looked at each other sheepishly. Nobody had any money. They were just looking and pretending to shop. They may have been having a good time, but the Torah forbids us to pretend and say things that make another person think we mean them, when we don't.

When the Torah teaches us these lessons it says: "And you shall fear G-d."

We may think - "Well, I meant well when I said it," or "I didn't mean to hurt anyone," so the Torah reminds us that HaShem knows the truth in our hearts and we must be careful about everything we do and say.

Monday, March 09, 2009

"I need a vacation from a vacation"

These days you hear it all the time. A friend of mine just returned from
the Caribbeans claiming:"i'm exhausted" after a weeks holiday. What is wrong with the
world that people need a holiday to recoup from a holiday?
Seems to me the world is absurd. Ugly absurd.

To repair ugly absurdity, you can't just be normal. You need an alternative absurdity. A beautiful absurdity.

Some call it, "holy madness".

Sunday, March 08, 2009

The Complete Story of Purim
By Nissan Mindel


King Achashverosh now had every reason to be proud of his Queen Esther, for he had learned that she was a descendant of the royal family of Saul, the first King of the Jews. When the King heard that Mordechai was a descendant of the same noble family, and in fact was Queen Esther's cousin, he immediately appointed him to succeed Haman as Prime Minister.

Achashverosh presented Haman's palatial house to Esther, and the royal signet, which he had taken from Haman he gave to Mordechai.

Although Mordechai and Esther were deeply grateful to the King for his favors, and could feel safe under the King's own protection, they did not for a minute lose sight of the danger that still faced their people. Haman's cruel decree was still unchanged, and unless it was withdrawn in time, the Jews would be lost.

Esther, therefore, again beseeched the King in behalf of her doomed brethren. She fell at his feet and with tears in her eyes pleaded with the King to avert the terrible fate that threatened them.

"How can I endure to see the evil that will come unto my people? How can I endure to witness the destruction of my kindred?" Esther cried in anguish.

The King was deeply moved, and he wanted to allay her grief. Unfortunately, it was not so easy to rescind the decree, for it was sent out by order of the King, in his name, bearing the King's own seal. Such a decree was irrevocable.

Finally, a plan was hit upon. A new decree was to be issued in the name of the King, declaring that Haman had abused the King's confidence by issuing falsified decrees. Instead of issuing decrees to do away with the persecution of the Jews throughout the vast Persian empire, as was the King's intention and desire, the treacherous Haman had ordered the extermination of the loyal Jewish subjects! A further proof of the King's displeasure with Haman was the fact that Haman had been executed by the King's express command.

Once again the King's scribes were called, and the new decrees were prepared, this time dictated by Mordechai himself. The documents were immediately dispatched by royal couriers riding on swift steeds to all the governors and princes of the 127 provinces of the Persian Empire, from India to Ethiopia. By these royal decrees, permission was granted to the Jews to gather on the thirteenth day of Adar and defend themselves against their enemies, and to attack and slay all those who would assault them.

The news of the great salvation of the Jews spread like lightning to the remotest comers of the Persian Empire, and the Jews were now treated with respect.

When the thirteenth day of Adar arrived, the day on which the Jews were to be slain and exterminated by Haman and his evil forces, the Jews gathered in the public places of each town and hamlet. By order of the King, they sentenced to death all those who had revealed themselves as enemies. Throughout the kingdom of Persia, seventy five thousand would-be murderers were executed, and five hundred more in Shushan. All ten sons of Haman were likewise executed.

The King brought the news to Esther. "I have but one more request to make," she said. "There are still many dangerous enemies at large in Shushan. They must be executed or there can be no peace in the land. Let tomorrow also be set aside for a day of judgment in Shushan over the enemies of our people who are also the enemies of all mankind. And may the bodies of Haman's ten sons be hanged on the gallows."

Esther's request was immediately granted.

And so while the Jews outside Shushan celebrated their victory on the fourteenth of Adar, the Jews of Shushan were still grimly engaged that day in the task of ridding the city of the villains and murderers. Only on the following day did they celebrate the great and miraculous salvation.

Mordechai, now dressed in magnificent royal robes, became the King's viceroy and closest advisor. He served the King and his own people with humility and devotion.

From that time, the fourteenth day of Adar was consecrated as the festival of Purim, to commemorate the great miracle of our people's salvation, and the downfall of the wicked Haman.

And the Jews who lived in walled cities, like Shushan, consecrated the fifteenth day of Adar as the day of festivity. This day we now call "Shushan Purim."

The name "Purim," means "lots," in commemoration of the lots that Haman had cast to choose the day most suitable for the destruction of the Jews.

In Heaven, too, these two days were consecrated as everlasting festivals, which shall never be abolished. For the Jewish people they are to be days of feasting and gladness, and of sending gifts of food (mishloach manot) to one another, and of giving gifts to the poor (matanot 1'evyonim).

At the same time the Jews obligated themselves to observe, every year, the Fast of Esther, on the thirteenth day of Adar, the day before Purim, to commemorate the fasts and prayers of the Jews in those days, and to emulate their repentance and devout worship.

The story of Purim was recorded by Mordechai and Esther in the Book of Esther (Megillat Esther), which forms part of Torah, and which is read in the synagogue every year on the eve of Purim and again on the following morning.

The Festival of Purim has now been celebrated for twenty three centuries, year after year, generation after generation. To the enemies of the Jewish People, the Hamans of all ages, the festival of Purim is a solemn and timely warning. But to us this wonderful and happy festival serves as an undying inspiration of courage and faith, of loyalty and devotion to our great and merciful G-d. It is the herald of our certain and miraculous salvation which is not far off.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Pot-Holes!!! What is potholes?
Here in Montreal we are facing an epidemic of grand proportion
known as pot-hole Season. THe roads are beleaguered and strewn with
nasty holes as big as moon craters as a result of 'supposedly' bad weather.
Michigan state which supposedly has the same weather as we do doesn't have this problem b/c they spend money on roads and maintain them regularly.
Federally, billions of our tax money is well spent on sending troops to Afghanstan
to re-educate, protect and defend American interests or who knows what? Here,
the mayor thought creating a new city logo costing half a million would solve
a crisis but the roads remain a nightmare to car owners and nothing is being done!

Crisis? What crisis?

But regardless, Montreal remains the capitol of pot-holes and not a stitch is being done about it!
My Solution:Bring in the reserves or the army back home and have them fix the roads, and watch our money work on Canadian soil!!!!
In the meantime:

You cannot sue, just vent over blogs & I guess we will just have to persevere and try to swerve through nasty holes without incurring too much damage!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Times are tough. Extremely tough. People are losing jobs. Savings. Homes. It's shaken many of us to our core: "How am I to survive?" "Am I all on my own?" "Must I fend for myself?” Indeed: Is there somewhere we can turn to for guidance and wisdom to help us navigate these trying times?

Throughout our storied history, during extraordinary trials and tribulations, the Torah’s Divine wisdom was our lifeline, providing guidance and succor. We’ve attempted to distill from our timeless Torah some messages that may be applicable to our current predicament.

We hope that you will find strength and encouragement from our efforts. And please take a moment to share your own thoughts and experiences, too.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

One of my Favorite jokes:HAD TO SHARE!!!!!

A High-School History teacher in the USA is reviewing with her students famous quotes in preparation for an exam.

Who said:
“Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security”

A Japanese student in the back of the class raises his hand and says:

Benjamin Franklin

Correct the teacher replies!

Who said:

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

Another Japanese student raises his hand and says:

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"THat is right" says the teacher and thinks to herself how bright these foreign students are and far superior then the American students.

Just then,an American student stands up and says:

To Hell with the Japanese!!!!

"Who said that," the teacher demands in furry!

Harry S. Trumam 1945 the kids replies!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Where I am is where the party is at!!!!

So many times when i go out with people to a house party or 'what ever event'. Certain people for some reason always feel edgy, removed or just wanna leave if the party is "not happening!!!" Now, folks let me tell you this about that: the way to be is to change your channel and switch in to the "Let's have fun" gear and this could be done by simply smiling, interacting with who ever is there, smiling asking social innate questions like: "So, what brings you to this part of the universe?" or my favorite line: "Tell me, Tell me, Tell me...then pause and say..."HELLOOOOOOOOOO"...In fact, i was just at a party where there was very little people and i knew no one. THere was a small group talking in the living room, i felt somewhat awkward so i just blurted out:"When is the doctor arriving?" and then blurted out:"No worries i have my own rubber gloves!"

Point being said, if you cannot have fun with yourself then G-d help you!!!!!

Have a great Day!!!!!!

Monday, March 02, 2009

THe Way things are going!!!! they're gonna circumcise me!!! Hey folks these it;s easy to tell who is leading and who is following. I see it all the time:people who speak from the heart and are passionate about 'whatever' it is they do vocation wise are for a fact, Happier, feel more fulfilled, much more driven and most importantly feel that life is with a purpose! My point here is simply and speaks to the heart b/c it is from the heart and that is my message today: Do good from the heart!"