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Postcards from Here: plus some sapling talk

These days, my writing effort is going into work on a book (assuming I can get out of my own way, and stay there).  But I also want to stay on the blog.  So with your permission, let me introduce a new series I’m calling Postcards from Here.

With it, I’ll endeavour to take time to see what’s before me in the day-to-day, and then, put it before you.  And  if a worthwhile teaching comes to mind – my own or one that merits plagiarizing – I may try to slip it in when you’re not looking.  Who knows?  Maybe I’ll actually heed my own lessons.


Monday in Toronto



And with that, here are some postcards from last week..







“If you are have a sapling in your hand and someone tells you the Messiah has arrived… 



…first plant the sapling and then go out to welcome the Messiah.”

(Avot d’ Rabbi Natan)


more Tuesday


hey there, Wednesday


Thursday in Montreal


and Friday

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