Dog Days of Summer

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Nice promotion at Whole Foods. 


They take a photo of your Doggie.


People were lining up for it. 


Another lady was there sharing her artist dog portraits. 


They were some pretty impressive pooches. 


Man’s best friend is often not another person, but a dog. 


And if you know some of the people out there, it’s no wonder. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Young Love

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So I took this photo of a painting in a home furnishings store.

Just something really striking about it to me. 

The way the women is leaning into the man and his head/face leans into hers. 

Their focus on the drawing or plans in front of them, where he seems to be sketching out their future together. 

Also, their hands touching and almost clasped.

Young love is beautiful.

When people find each other, by some miracle of G-d.

And the chemistry magically makes 2 people like 1. 

The look they give each other, when their hopes and dreams converge.

Best friends, companions, lovers with the potential to grow ever mightier over time. 

Life not without obstacles that the couple must overcome, supporting each other.

Building a home, raising a family, making a future together come true.

When the minds meet, the hearts yearn for each other, and the souls join.

What a time of joy and blessing…a time to live for and to continue the generations forward and build that which cannot be completed by any man alone. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

U.S. and Israel: BFF

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Yes, since the founding of Israel, the United States has been “Best Friends Forever” (BFF) with Israel. 



The U.S. helped found Israel in 1948 and it has graciously invested in Israel financially and military for almost 70 years.



And Israel has been a tried and true friend to America from intelligence, security, and innovation to shared values on human rights, freedom, democracy, and our Judeo-Christian shared roots and beliefs. 



The U.S. and Israel stand together, always.



Yes, administration after administration…the support, friendship, and alliance between the two nations have flourished and been unshakeable.



And while Congress passes unanimously this past week to make Israel a “Major Strategic Partner,” something unthinkable and what others have called “unprecedented hostility” is going on elsewhere in our government:



While the U.S. is pulling back sanctions on one of our greatest enemies, Iran (part of the famous Axis Of Evil), it is said to be mulling the imposition of sanctions on one of it’s best friends, Israel (Washington Beacon).



How is it that in extremist, terrorist world post 9/11–up to the recent grotesque torture and beheadings of multiple U.S. citizens–that we forget who our friends are and embrace our enemies? 



A world gone mad…and we are trapped in the audience watching the insanity unfold. 



Say it isn’t so–not even in Disney World is such a fantastical breach possible. 



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)