Resolutions for My Birthday

ON August 1 is my 62nd birthday-yes, I’ve made it THIS far, thanks be to God. I now perform my ritual of my birthday resolutions, compatible to my resolutions for New Year’s, Pesach, and Rosh haShona.

I will continue to practice self-love, self-esteem, and self-respect, thinking positively about my life and what I can do as a person.

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

I will continue to practice all forms of cultural and educational pursuits, such as libraries, galleries, lectures, classes, lectures, etc.

I will continue to practice prayer and meditation for spiritual and mental health.

I will continue to develop the art and business of writing and other artistic endeavors.


Prepping For Pesach

we are approaching Pesach, AKA Passover, theholiday commemorating the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt-called in Hebrew “Mitzrayim,” the narrow place, the place of limitations and few options-through the red Sea, and on to the Promised Land, the place of fulfillment.

A ;pt pf this is metaphor, like all religious teachings;”Mitzrayim” is a terrible situation you can’t tolerate any longer, such as physical bondage, a terrible job with little pay and bad conditions, a school bully, or an abusive spouse or parent. The Red Sea stands for the act of leaving the abusive situation, the borderline between oppression and liberation.

For this, I continue my tradition of Pesach resolutions, like with New Year’s; Pesach is the New Year of the Jews:

I will continue to conduct myself with self-love, self esteem, and self-respect, carrying myself with dignity, paying attention to the positive parts of my life, not judging myself too critically but correcting any errors and moving on.

I will continue to be loyal to Jewish history, religion, Kaballah, Israel,etc., and stand up for my people if attacked.

I will continue my social and political activism,standing up for all put-upon and powerless people, helping them find their power, and help right what is wrong in the community.

I will continue the art and business of writing, attending classes, readings, seminars, etc.

I will continue all forms of educations, be it classroom, libraries, lectures, etc.

I wish everyone a happy Pesach, and may you all escape you own Mitzrayim and get to your Promised land.

Resolutions for my Birthday

My birthday is coming up on August 1 (Leo)-I won’t mention which birthday it is-and I continue my practice of writing down resolutions for my birthday, just like I do for Pesach, Rosh ha-Shona, and New Year’s. Its part of my work at personal development, to clarify my life goals. Here they are:

I will continue to conduct myself with self-love, self-esteem, and self-respect, paying attention to the positive things in my life and in my character.

I will continue to develop in my Jewish faith, learning, and history.

I will continue to improve my financial situation.

I will continue my education, with galleries, libraries, seminars, etc.

I will continue to develop my business and craft as a writer, attending workshops and readings, and submitting to journals; I will also continue to explore other artistic areas, like acting.

I will continue to support my various social and political causes.