Join in to watch David Wright’s last homestand with the New York Mets on Saturday, Sept 29, 7 pm, at the home of Maureen & Todd Edelson, 4 North Brookwood Drive, Montclair, New Jersey. Bring a dish or beverage to share. Wear your Mets colors and swag. Get ready to look to the future … […]Read more "David Wright’s Last Homestand: Viewing & Repast in Montclair, 7 pm, Sept 29"
Traveling to the Mets home opener this season, I was grateful for the immense efforts that went into providing a safe venue for 45,000 people to come together and enjoy America’s pastime in New York City. Included in my thoughts was the notion that our Pray4Mets team had the liberty to move freely, assemble, and […]Read more "Stealing Prayers (& Perhaps Some Bases) Today: Memorial Day, the Mets & Liberty"
Game Theory It’s elemental to want to go straight out to capture the flag, go in for a kill, or pray for a grand slam home run. Why not make a beeline for the brass ring of a game win or the holy grail of a World Series title. Judaism instructs people to elevate their […]Read more "Game Theory; Happy Birthday, Mickey Callaway"
If you’re reading this, and your July 4 celebrations include thoughts of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness or endowed by their Creator thoughts of baseball are not far behind. As a uniquely American sport for many years, baseball moved the liberty ball and the American way forward by opening up the landscape of […]Read more "The U.S. & Its Pastime: Liberty Bell, Liberty Ball"
Someone taught Danny Saunders to hit a ball, run the bases, and come home. Chaim Potok‘s adolescent character in The Chosen emerges from a culture steeped in tradition, education, learning and study. While his family’s primary focus may have been the Torah and the Talmud, someone took responsibility for extending Danny’s learning to the ball […]Read more "Down By The Shul Yard"
About 40 years ago, I went to see a film in a cinema with my future husband, Todd. We were all of 22. Remarkably, he could predict the next lines in the script for many of the characters. Sitting in the dark, he’d lean over and whisper them to me, before the words passed the […]Read more "Major Themes & Big Pictures"
In The Jungle Book, Kipling introduces ‘jungle boy’ Mowgli and immediately presents his young readers with distinctions of humankind versus the remainder of the animal kingdom: a keen, specialized eyesight and the opposable thumb are two. Further, and discussed beautifully in Power, by Robert Greene, is man’s ability to use social power in concert with his […]Read more "Father, Son & Holy Smoke"