Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Very Merry Mitzvah Christmas - Part the second day

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!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A Merry Mitzvah Christmas

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 If you are in the Detroit area, you can get in touch via the JCC  at However you spend your holiday season, be safe and happy, and full of hope.

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Punishers - part 2

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 if you want to learn more about them.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Punishers

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?!"