Friday, December 31, 2004

Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!

The title of this post really deserves an excellent, introspective essay about the nature of rhyming in the Torah, and how that relates to Rachel's speech development.

But I just wanted to post, quickly, and apologize to all for my absence. And I didn't want to let all of December go by without at least a blip on the screen.

So this is the blip. I'm sorry for my absence; It started out with me taking the election kinda personally, but just evolved into the World of FrumDad being pretty crazy at this point... There's good blog fodder in there if I ever get a chance to sit down and bang it out.

I'm not going to even bother making any kind of promise or New Year's resolution on the posting frequency issue. There's a plan, and a hope, but I'm going to leave the promises out of it. As Tevye would say, "As the Good Book says, 'A tzaddik does much and says little, and a fool the reverse.'" (Bava Metzia 87a) (But I don't think the fool bit is in there.)

Oh yeah... I made a picture for all y'all.

And a special hello to Z from Jewview, Pgh Femme at Giving it a Go, both from the comments, and to those who emailed me. Thanks for taking the minute to reach out.


PS: Why does the animal look that way?? Because freehand-mouse drawing skill has never been one I've claimed. I did this search and tried to vaguely copy this image.

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At Jan 3, 2005 11:59:00 AM, frog said...

lol, Frum Dad.

At Jan 4, 2005 5:22:00 PM, Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Having you back is good gnus indeed, but I won't yak too much. You're a deer, and I moosed you.

Anne at Inland Empress

At Jan 5, 2005 10:42:00 AM, Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Liz and I’m a recovering lurkaholic and dork.

I love your blog.

Come visit my January 5th post and be a part of De-Lurking Day!

(Liz at This Full House)

At Jan 12, 2005 10:50:00 AM, Elizabeth Blair York said...

Love the picture. LOL.

Happy Gnu Ear to you too, Frum Dad!

At Mar 31, 2005 12:07:00 PM, Anonymous said...

Hi Frum Dad--this is Giddy, who you may have seen comment in Squid's blog. Squid and I were college roommates.....

Anyway, I felt compelled to de-lurk and comment because I didn't think anyone else had ever read the First of Octember book!!!

I really enjoy your blog (and your comments elsewhere)--I especially enjoy seeing how so much of orthodox Judaism dovetails so nicely with what I believe as a Christian. My one major beef with Christianity is the insistence that Christianity is the only way to go...and thus I love when I discover that other faiths believe essentially the same things that I do. As an example, the understanding you have of the "yes" that lurks behind all of Hashem's "no's" is much like the freedom we are afforded by attempting to live a sacrificial life where we put our love for God and for others ahead of our love for ourselves. It sounds like a bad thing from the outside, but it works! (And from everything I understand, that particular concept isn't much different for Christians v Jews.) I tend to believe that honest loving people of all faiths are ALL on the right track....

I also enjoy your blog because I too have young daughters (a 5-year-old and a 4-month-old). Incidentally, we always put books in our older daughter's crib (and sometimes even a bowl of Cheerios) and those extra minutes of sleep lasted for years. Even now, she will usually stay in her room and entertain herself in the morning if we're not up yet. You may also have that kind of luck with Rachel. It's the younger one who forces us to rise these days--although even she is a good sleeper!


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