And here is the second page, a day earlier than usual, but just in time fro Christmas. No matter what your faith or beliefs, I hope you have a safe and happy celebration of the winter holidays and peace for you and yours. Take a moment, if you can, to appreciate what you have, because it is precious and fleeting, and try to look at those in need as an opportunity to make the world a better place. Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah and all the other holidays you can think of!
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
I like this story for a lot of reasons, but most especially because it encapsulates the spirit of what I am trying to capture in this blog. Call me George Bailey, but I want to believe that people want to help one another, given the chance. Too often, it's not how much effort is required, just the "how to."
WXYZ in Detroit has a video of Micki Grossman and Serene Zeni at http://www.wxyz.com/entertainment/around-town/mitzvah-day-on-christmas-day-jewish-and-muslim-volunteers-help-people-in-need. If you are in the Detroit area, you can get in touch via the JCC at http://jewishdetroit.org/event/mitzvah-day-2016/. However you spend your holiday season, be safe and happy, and full of hope.
Monday, December 12, 2016
In researching this story, I found examples of many different biker clubs acting "against the public perception." I'll probably do another story or two on these groups, meanwhile, the Punishers have a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/punisherslemcworldwide if you want to learn more about them.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Here is, yet again, another example of not judging a book by its cover, or a biker by the skull on his leather jacket. There is a biker bar in Leesburg, Virginia, that my wife and I used to kid each other about, with our friends.
"You go in- no, YOU go in!" we'd say, looking at the line of bikes in front. Now the next time I find myself on Main Street, I'll stop in and have a beer, yelling "Anyone here from the Punishers?!"