Monthly Archives: February 2010

Happy Purim !פורים שמח

U’Mishloach Manot, Ish l’rei-eihu! We participate in each other’s Purim Feast with gifts of food. The Foundation Stone™ thanks you for your participation in our feast of Torah. We wish you a joyous Purim linked with the thousands who benefit … Continue reading

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The Actual and the Imaginary

In one of his last essays, “The Writer in Winter,” the late John Updike cites Nathaniel Hawthorne, “a writer who dwelt in shadowland” where – in Hawthorne’s words – “The Actual and the Imaginary may meet.”  Updike is referring to … Continue reading

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Haunted by Michael Jackson’s Glove

Please believe me; I am being haunted by Michael Jackson’s glove! Each time I move my cursor over an icon, his single white glove appears. I want to click on an image; there it is again! It’s everywhere on my … Continue reading

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Crossing Boundaries

Early summer 1945: Britain was broke. Its cities lay in ruins, its citizens were shabbily dressed and its daily food and fuel would be strictly rationed for the next ten years. The world’s richest nation had become its biggest debtor. … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient

Whenever I offer to join my wife and son as they cook, they both have a terrified look on their faces and urge me to use my time for more important things such as learning or taking Pip, our dog, … Continue reading

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