THE BEST MEDICINE

“But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.” Psalm 68:3 In May/June of 2012 I was away for two months helping my sister Maxine recover from a shoulder replacement operation. Maxine and I are as different as peanut butter is from swiss …

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The Best Medicine

In May/June of 2012, I was away for almost two months helping my sister Maxine recover from a shoulder replacement operation.  Maxine and I are as different as peanut butter is from swiss cheese.  A lot of our childhood was spent in arguing about these differences.  But there are many …

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FED UP

Long ago, on New York’s lower east side, Mrs. Spinelli and Mrs. Goldberg were bragging about their respective abilities to overfeed dinner guests. With evident pride Mrs. Spinelli says, “When they walk home from my house, they’re all doubled-over.” Without a beat, Mrs. Goldberg answers, “From your house they can …

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