Monday, October 26, 2009

hmmmm -


Whatever you think,
be sure it is what you think;
whatever you want,
be sure that is what you want;
whatever you feel,
be sure that is what you feel.


-- T. S. Eliot


Friday, October 23, 2009


Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall -

but don't rush to pick him up either.

-- Jewish Proverb


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Off to Story Time


Oh Giggle. Have you noticed how Rainy-ish it's been EVERY THURSDAY for a LONG TIME???

Do we care??? Well, yes, Rain is a great thing . . It will NOT keep us from Thursday Child Story Time . . On with the rain coat, out with the bumbershoot (umbrella) - Display your widest grin . . .

I'll see you there.
Love & Love,
g
(yep - your 21st Century Maggid)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Creativity
is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
-- Scott Adams, 'The Dilbert Principle'

Monday, October 19, 2009

Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy.
-- Jim Hightower, The New York Times, March 9, 1986

Sunday, October 18, 2009

If you want others to be happy,
practice compassion.
If you want to be happy,
practice compassion.

-- The Dalai Lama


The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rose Is Rose - Don Wimmer/Pat Brady


Laughter is an instant vacation.

-- Milton Berle


Friday, October 16, 2009




Our building was built for our Torah. When it's unrolled it extends from the Bimah to the back wall . . . as it unrolls our rabbis will say "Here's the story of Noah," or "Here's the Story of Jonah." We dance around the building and really celebrate. You can see a picture of our three rabbis - and, here at the end you can see Rabbi Talve holding up the Simhat Torah Challah (awesome bread) that Michael baked (he's amazing.)
You can only see his arm in the photo . . If you could see a full building view - you'd see some of the happiest people ever . . . .

Maybe next year you'll join us.

love & love,
g

Monday, October 12, 2009

They were so strong in their beliefs
that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were;
they all fused into a single stubbornness.

-- Louise Erdrich


Friday, October 09, 2009

A couple of quotes i like this morning . . .

Let a good man do good deeds with the same zeal that the evil man does bad ones.
-- The Belzer Rabbi


Art has never been made while thinking of art.
-- Niko Stumpo, The Wooster Collective, December 2006


What else is new? Well, if i get a chance later I'll post an invite to our Simhat Torah Celebration . . NO!!! Wait, I'll post a link to my site - hold on . . . . CLICK HERE! You are invited. It will be lots of fun. My class will be there - you can come sit with us, if you want (or, dance with us, if you want.) Thing is you're invited, okay???

I'm putting stamps on postcards for 1) Baby Bean Storytime and 2) November Evening Lights . . .and, if you're out and about - I'll be at Foundation Grounds a little later today - because I'll ride into Maplewood to get more stamps at their stellar Post Office . . . so, we could enjoy a latte together, if you have time (yep, i KNOW its still raining - we'll drink inside.)

So? What's new in your life? I'd like to hear.
love & love,
g
(yep - your maggid)

Thursday, October 08, 2009


We go where our vision is.

-- Joseph Murphy


Therefore search and see if there is not some place
where you may invest your humanity.

-- Albert Schweitzer




Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Weather Report says it will rain . . .


We laugh at the rain if it thinks it can keep us from story time.
You're invited to join in the fun - Thursday, right before lunch (11:30) - we'll be upstairs at Subterranean Books . . .

AND . . d'ya remember singing "I feel in love with a roller derby queen????" - well, I saw "Whip It" last night . . .

A-round - A-round & round . . . . (maybe you need to remember the song, hm?) It reminds me we are working towards another "singing in the new" concert this January . . we may not do that song . . but, we'll do plenty of others you might remember from days gone by . . . AND - I'll get to introduce you to one of my marvelous friends . . . .

hey! keep in touch . . tell me a story . . . give me a giggle . . . (can you tell I just finished reading the "Mysterious Benedict Society?" I'm still in a goofy mood . . . )

love to you!
g

Tuesday, October 06, 2009



The important thing is this:

to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are
for what we could become.

-- Charles Du Bos




Monday, October 05, 2009

Remembering Francis . . . .

Blessing of the Animals

There is no report of a wolf . . .
but, we know . . .

Thank you to everyone who helped make our gathering
a beautiful one

Peace - for everyone.

love,
georgy
(your maggid)

Friday, October 02, 2009