We Are Comm-unity!

I saw this painted on a storefront window. 

Community, United We Stand. 


With all the polarization these days, is this still true?


Unity is literally built into Comm-unity.


Divided, we tear each other apart. 


Instead, we could accomplish so much together.  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

The Window and The Mirror

Thought this was a wonderful story on our perspectives in life. 


And how money can corrupt our vision of what is truly important. 


This is the story:


A rich man became ill. 


He looked out the window and saw his old friend who was a poor man. 


The rich, sick man invited the poor man, his friend into his house.


After talking awhile, the rich man asked the poor man to tell him what he sees. 


The poor man told the rich man to go over to the window and asked:

What do you see?


The rich man said:

I see men, women and children in the street. 


Then the poor man took the rich man over the mirror and asked him:

Now what do you see?


The rich man taken aback for a moment, said:

I see myself.


The poor man says:

Ah, that is the difference. Both the window and the mirror are both made out of glass. But when you look into them, you see different things. The window is just plain glass.  But the mirror is glass covered in silver. When we look through just the glass, we see others!  But when we look through the glass tainted with a coating of silver (i.e. money), we only see ourselves.


Wow! Think about it a moment. Shabbat Shalom!  😉


(Story adapted from Bishvil Ha-Ivrit)


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Doggie On Nervous Lookout

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So this dog is outside Starbucks.



And looking anxiously for its owner. 



The problem is the lady is inside the store and the dog doesn’t see her behind the glass window. 



Lady says to us, “Bang on the glass…so he’ll know where I am.”



We “obediently” bang, but the dog is still looking off down the block.



Lady is getting her coffee, dog is NER-VOUS jumping up and off the chair armrest to get a better look. 



Nope lady is not there.



An occasional bark, but no answer.  



Hope the dog doesn’t pee the seat. 😉



(Source Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal–she had the better angle)

Thirsty And Hungry

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I took this photo today of this funny banner hanging out a thoroughfare window in Washington, D.C.



This big 6 feet banner says “Moms Drink For Free.”



So not sure, is it a special running at the local bar for the holidays or a wish by a bunch of mom’s looking to get toasted?



Now, look carefully to the right, and you can see in the next window the messaging continues and it says “+ Send 1 Pizza.”



So these “moms” are not only thirty but apparently hungry too–they want pizza and brew!



Not sure to what happened to “moms” just being normal mothers and good role models, and not hanging their menu cravings out the window in downtown. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Cooling Your Juices

Cooling Your Juices

So I’ve heard of someone “cooling their heels”–i.e. taking some time to calm down.

But in D.C., what some do on a chilly morning is cooling their juices.

Maybe the refrigerator is overstuffed or broken, but I suppose this works too.

This may be especially convenient if you have a couch and TV next to the window and you can just reach out and grab a cold one.

Although for those walking down the street, watch out for those occasional falling juice bottles–cold or not, they can ruin your otherwise totally normal day in the Capital. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)