Category Archives: Non-food
When your child is not well you want to do anything to make her feel better, to put a smile on her face. And such was the case with Tinky.
Well… yes and no.
Most of the time I give you a recipe for something yummy, something nice you can do to feed yourself, your family, your friends and even your community. I’m not going to do that today. Today you are going to get something different, a recipe for a mitzvah, an act of human kindness, something you can do to help someone else.
Rivki, who blogs at Life in the Married Lane, is running an inspirational series of interviews entitled Women Who Inspire Us. I am both flattered and honored that she asked me if I would take part in the series. If you are a regular reader of this blog, or know me personally, you don’t have to stretch your imagination very far to know whom I chose to talk about.
I recently received some feedback from someone whose opinion I highly respect. She’s not happy with the name I call my husband here in Miriyummyland: Ju-Boy. To quote:
You’re spelling it differently (and maybe this is a post-modern way of reversing the meaning of a term), but “Jewboy” was used as a derogatory appellation, usually preceding a fight…
This is not the first time someone has commented on my choice of nickname (blogname? blognomer?). But his name comes with history. My husband was first called Ju-Boy back in his Carmel College days. In the tradition of English public schools (the equivalent of North American prep schools), almost everyone had a nickname. J had quite a few, and Ju-Boy was given to him by one of his best friends.
Yes, I can see how my perception can irk people the wrong way, and I apologize. So does the man in question. I am relishing the moment, it’s not often that he apologizes, even though it’s not really an apology at all. Read and decide:
It’s a known constant in my life that man plans, God laughs. Yesterday I said in my Honey Honey blog post:
So I could leave you with a cute little video of buzzing bees or those singing worms in the apple wishing you a happy new year, but I won’t.
Wrong. Sort of.
Be careful of the questions you ask, because what you give is what you get returned.
I received the following from my friend Age and felt I had to share it with you:
Once in a while you get one you just wish to share with everyone……this is one of them. Very short. Worth the watch.
This summer, Philips and director/producer Ridley Scott launched a global filmmaking competition dubbed “Tell It Your Way” following its Cannes Lions award-winning short-film project “Parallel Lines.”
The entrants were given freedom of expression and could take up any theme they wanted. There were two strict rules—
The dialogue could be precisely six-lines (as it was in the ‘Parallel Lines’ films), and entries could not exceed three minutes.
Here’s the prize-winning entry in Philips’ “Tell It Your Way” competition. Easy to see how it impressed and touched the judges. Watch it here.