Saturday, September 23, 2006

L'Shana Tovah

It's Rosh Hashanah. Every year for the Jewish New Year, I spend a couple of hours walking in the woods. It's my time for quiet reflection. I think back on the previous year, and think about my goals for the upcoming one. I head to the woods because the outdoors is where I find the best evidence of G-d's greatness. This year, Bigfella came with me. He spent most of the time sleeping in his stroller, but he also sat and looked around at the flowers, trees and river.

I realized how blessed I am. Bigfella and Dyke Two make my life happier and more complete than I ever imagined life could be. I have found a peace and center that I spent years (and lots of money and time with my therapist) looking for. May all of you, the visitors to the Ark, find your center during the upcoming Days of Awe.

I have added some embedded videos to the sidebar. They are ads from 2 of the 3 states facing marriage amendment battles this November. I threw a Canadian ad in too, for good measure, since I couldn't find an ad from Idaho. However, both Virginia and Wisconsin are facing close races right now. In fact, both are considered to be statistical dead heats.

Please watch the ads, send the links to your friends and family in Virginia, Wisconsin and Idaho. Encourage your friends and family in those states to go vote on November 7. Better yet, encourage them to volunteer with the campaigns. If they don't have the time to volunteer, encourage them to write a check.

Judaism has a concept of Tikkun Olam--repairing the world--in order to move closer to G-d. There are many areas in this world in need of repair. Please take action to make sure that we don't take another step backwards with the passage of these amendments.


At 6:35 PM, Anonymous Robin said...

That's a beautiful post. Thanks and l'shana tova.

At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wisconsin here, and I'm voting family (FAMILY, not family values, if that makes sense).

I have a friend in Idaho who is, too, so there are at least two of us out here.

It makes me beyond depressed to imagine that these amendments might fly. Nothing like enshrining bigotry and ignorance into law.


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