Elul 2018 and High Holy Days Resolutions

We are now in the month of Elul, the month preceding Rosh ha-Shona and Yom Kippur, the High Holy Days of the Jewish calendar. This is the time when we take stock of how our lives went the past year, when we did right and how we can improve ourselves. This is an important time of the year for me. I believe deeply in positive self-assessment, to forgive myself for what I’ve done wrong, and to pay attention to when I’ve done right.

A lot of the self work for the High Holy Days encompasses your/my thought patters and habits, for good or bad; what causes you/me to act and think in a certain way? This is the time to re-access your/my mind and what it thinks, so that your/my behaviors are positive.

In that spirit I continue my tradition of High Holy Days Resolutions, just like with those for New Year’s, and which I also do for Pesach and my birthday. Here they are:

I will continue to conduct myself with self-love, self-esteem, and self-respect, thinking positively about my work and my life, and practicing self-care, and know that I am worthy of it.

I will continue to advance my art and business as a freelance writer.

I will continue to advance my social and political causes.

I will continue such spiritual practices as meditation, prayer, Torah study, affirmations, etc.

I will continue to dedicate time for rest, recreation, and fun.

I will continue to be faithful to Jewish tradition, history, religion, etc.

I will continue to improve my financial situation.


Brett Kavanaugh: Presidents can ignore laws they think are unconstitutional – CNNPolitics


via Brett Kavanaugh: Presidents can ignore laws they think are unconstitutional – CNNPolitics

SO, a President gets to pick and choose which laws are “unconstitutional!” They called Obama a dictator, but what about THIS?

Labor Day 2018

I will join other trade unionists in the 31st Annual Tri-State Labor Day Celebration, on Monday, September 3, 2018. we will assemble at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd (at Washington Avenue) in Philadelphia, hold a kick-off rally, them parade, towards Penn’s Landing for food, refreshments, and fun for the kids. Please take pride in being a workers-you made this economy and country-and join in the fun, you deserve it.

Swap Meet Sunday

On Sunday, August 26, I will take part in Swap Meet Sunday at Dirty Frank’s, 13th and Pine streets, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, having my books available for sale, joining other local sellers and crafts people with their products.  There will also be an art opening and a Latin band.  I hope to see you there also.