Rosh Ha-Shona 2019

We are now in the month of Elul, the month before Rosh Ha-Shona, the Jewish New year. this is the traditional time for reflection on the past year, and how we can refine our lives even better.

As part of Rosh Ha-Shona, I have my Rosh Ha-Shona resolutions, compatible is those for New Year’s, my birthday, and Pesach:

I will continue to conduct myself with self-love,self-esteem,and self-respect, rejecting negativity in my mind and my life-I deserve better.

I will continue my art and business as a writer, attending writer’s gatherings, classes, conferences, etc.

I will continue to be loyal to Jewish traditions, religion, culture, etc.

I will continue to look up various educational venues-classes, galleries, museums, libraries, lectures, etc.

I will continue to improve my social skills.

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Philly For Change, September 4, 2019

I will join other fine Philadelphia activists at the monthly meeting of Philly For Change, taking place at Tattooed Mom, 5th and South streets, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Speaking there will be at-large candidates for City Council-Kendra Brooks and Nic O’Rourke of the Working Families Party, and independent Joe Cox. I hope to see you there and then.

Labor Day in Philadelphia

Yesterday I proudly took part in the 32nd Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade and Family Celebration, on Monday, September 2. We assembled at the Sheet Metal workers hall, 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard.

Getting ready to march in OUR parade…
…honoring our history and our solidarity.
Sounds from the Avalon String Band.
John Greer, chair of the parade’s organizing committee, opening the program.
Amanda Hammock, AKA Rosie the Riveter, striking a pose for freedom.
The wrench, uh, torch passing to a new generation of Rosies.
The working people of Philadelphia, the stars of the show.