Inside The Golden Egg

Inside the golden egg…

Is a carousel or merry-go-round. 

Horses going up and down as the happy music plays. 

Take a whirl of a ride and watch the world go by. 

Wave to the all people. 

There is mom and dad smiling and proud. 

Who knew that’s what was in the egg?  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal) 

He Ain’t Heavy

Reminds me of the song:

“He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother!”

For some reason, I remember the children back in the day (I grew up at the height of the feminist movement) saying instead: “She’s my brother.”

I used to think what the heck did that mean?

20/20 hindsight, but I guess a spoof on gender roles already many moons ago. 

Now I hear identity as he, she, ze/zir.

Either way, the person ain’t heavy.  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Evils of Sex Trafficking

USA Today article on Sex Trafficking:

– 4.8 million people: 3.8 Million adults + 1 million children! (and another 20 million people trafficked for slave labor)

– 99% female

– 70% Asia and Pacific, 4% in America

– $99 Billion in profits 

National Human Trafficking Hotline- Call: 1-888-373-7888

-Text: “BeFree” (233733)

– Chat: humantraffickinghotline.org
(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Row Row Row Your Boat

What an awesome Lego set. 

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. 

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.

Yarrr! Can definitely do without the pirate.

Throw him overboard, Arg! 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Teach Your Children Well

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called, “Teach Your Children Well.”

I am grateful to write that I had my first grandchild, a wonderful baby boy, thank G-d. Now, as with all children, comes the next very exciting part which is, please G-d, to raise and teach him to live a good life of Torah, family, hopes and dreams.

We teach our children, even as we learn along the way ourselves. Two critical things we have from Hashem to help us on this journey: we have the Torah as our holy guidebook, and we have our soul and conscience as our inner voice exhorting us, right from wrong. These are the tools that we go forward with to try and perfect ourselves and the world, and to teach our children to do the same.

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Everyone’s Heart Is Something

This video has gone viral since Monday. 


A 6-year old girl instructs her mom and dad on how to treat each other better after her parent’s divorce. 


“I just want everyone to be friends.”


“If I can be nice, I think all of you can be too.”


“I want everyone to smile.”


“I think you can get your mean heights to low heights.”


“My heart is something. Everyone’s heart is something.”


“If we live in a world where everyone is mean, then everyone will be a monster. What about the future?”


“If there is a little bit of person, we will eat them, then no one will ever be here, only the monsters will be in our place,”


“I want everything to be good and possible, nothing else.”


So innocent and pure are her words.


Yes, a wake-up call to all of us!


If G-d can endow us with such pristine souls, surely we can nurture these and one day return them to the Maker, certainly no worse for the wear, and maybe even some better with good deeds done. 😉