Every year at about this time I send all of my friends and loved ones a post wishing them the best for the new year. It is not always an easy task to sit down and enumerate the goods and the bads of a year. Looking back on 5779, it has been an incredibly full … Continue reading Shana Tova uMevurechet!
Dear friends, family, and readers, Sunday evening we will be celebrating the Jewish New Year - the year 5779. Rose Hashana is a time of reflection. We are meant to ask forgiveness of those we have wronged, and forgive those who have sought our forgiveness. When these traditions were introduced, probably until the mid-nineteenth century, … Continue reading Rosh Hashanah 5779
You may have noticed that although this article is all about the new year, it is not my first article of 2018. In fact, the article I published prior to this one was written the week between Christmas and New Years… and I felt that publishing then might have been less than beneficial. So as … Continue reading A New Year… A new me?
I can honestly say that I don’t think I have ever made New Year’s Resolutions… at least, I have never written them down. At the end of 2014, my annus horribilus, I am looking forward to a spectacular 2015. Yesterday afternoon – December 30th – I was looking at my dashboard on http://www.asana.com – a … Continue reading 2015: My New Year’s Resolutions
Over the last few days I have wondered why this year felt so much longer than normal and then I realized… it actually was longer! 2012 was a leap year, and that extra day seems to have made a real difference. It is hard for us as a species to appreciate just how substantial a … Continue reading 527,040 Minutes: The Year that was 2012