Religion is the way some of us stay strong. That works as long as we do not allow our beliefs to permit killing or damning of those who believe differently.  Judaism  believes those who abide by the  Noachian Laws  please God, This video explains those laws.

Wouldn’t the world be better off if we at least lived by these laws. Or even better by Rabbi Hillel’s one sentence interpretation of Torah: “That which is hateful to yourself, do not do to others. The rest is commentary, now go study the commentary.”

Tonight, from dusk until the first star appears in tomorrow’s evening sky,  shuls will be filled with those studying Torah.


Three things would help bring peace on earth. The first: Stopping the use of religion to justify evil behaviors. The second: understanding each other better by breaking bread together, reaching out to the Other in our lives. The third: practicing kindness.

For all you do to support me and others, thank you.


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Finally another free book for parents. This one prompted me to think about how we all fun away.  Here it is:  ‘When Good Kids Run Away‘ is free for five days this week from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th May.

It can be read on a Kindle or a computer using Amazon’s free reading apps. This book is based on a chapter from my  book ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things – A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers‘.


The first and most important: Emotional Fitness Training is a self-help, knowledge sharing, coaching program. It is not therapy. Nor does it replace therapy when therapy is needed. If the exercises and support provided here do not help you gain control of negative feelings, is needed. Support groups, coaching, and therapy are other paths to emotional fitness.

Anyone with suicidal thoughts, thoughts of harming other people, or who engage in dangerous out-of-control behaviors needs professional help. Anyone with serious suicidal or homicidal plans need an immediate psychiatric evaluation.  Call a suicide hot line if you are unsure of where or how to get help. Suicidal hotlines USA.  Life can be better.

The second: I have dysgraphia, a learning disability that peppers my writing with mis-spelling and punctuation errors. All my books are professionally edited. Not so my blog posts. Although I use all the grammar and spelling checks, mistakes slip by. If they bother you, seek another source of support for life’s less savory moments.   Life is too short to let problems you can avoid irritate you.


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