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The new face of Ezer. Don’t say I didn’t warn you :-)

So this was me for the last 2 1/2 years (wow time flies):

bag-lady-2

Or rather, my avatar.  Not really a photo of me.  Just representational.

I’m kind of tired of the whole anonymous thing, and since all my readers (a whopping 4 people) know who I really am, it seems silly to keep up the charade.  Things are pretty stable here in EK land, thank God, and I think it is time I blogged freely and as irreverently as possible in order to be able to fully utilize my constitutional right to free speech (i imagine George Carlin waving an American Flag.  or more likely giving everyone ‘the finger’.)

You’ve been warned :-)

*dramatic reveal after Shabbes.  assuming Ty Pennington is available.

When we lived in Monsey, one of my neighbors used to say to me every year, “EK, I love all the cleaning and preparing I do for Pesach; the extra work in order to fulfill these mitzvot brings extra kedushah.”

I must be glowing from all the kedushah I have right now.  Who knew my kitchen was so grungy?  Not to mention what I found in the bottom drawer of EK Son #2’s dresser.  I believe it was once an apple.

Happy cleaning!

Just read the book Izzy and Lenore, by Jon Katz.  It’s the author’s account of adopting a border collie named Izzy and the journey of the two of them through Katz’s depression and working as hospice volunteers (both Katz and Izzy – she had her own ID badge!).  It is an amazing book, and a testament to the power of hospice and the power of animal love.  Lenore, the other dog in the title, makes her way into the book as a black Lab puppy Katz adopts into his menagerie of animals on his farm in upstate NY (including a steer named Elvis).

This is an amazing and inspiring story, and confirms my belief in the deeper “6th sense” that I believe animals have and the chesed they are capable of.  Just my two cents, but I’d love to hear if anyone has read this and your thoughts (or if you go ahead and read it).

What is up with Tatiana? Is it me or does it seem like she’s smoking something?

REFLECTION, ri-‘flek-shun

1: an instance of reflecting; especially : the return of light or sound waves from a surface; 2: the production of an image by or as if by a mirror; 3: the action of bending or folding back; 4: something produced by reflecting; 5: a thought, idea, or opinion formed or a remark made as a result of meditation; 6: consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose; 7(a): a transformation of a figure in which each point is replaced by a point symmetric with respect to a line or plane (b): a transformation that involves reflection in more than one axis of a rectangular coordinate system

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