Sunday, April 22, 2012

A leap of faith

Now that the Holocaust Memorial Day has finished one can wonder about the power of faith. What is it that keeps believers believe? Sure this question has been asked many times before but really, what? Will people keep believing in something just for the sake of believing, even when they are being abused, hurt or even worse over and over again? Are we that naive?
Last night I got an answer. My youngest daughter keeps having bad dreams, I guess it's an age thing. But every evening before going to bed she asks the dream-fairy that is hung by her bed to make her dreams good ones. And every night she has bad dreams again. This ritual happens daily, so it's either as kids we have the memory of a goldfish or when we grow up (some of us) we simply try and cope or turn to faith.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Something old, something new...

Trends repeat on us, that's a given. The question is, how far are you willing to go in order to be up-to-date with the latest "hottest thing out there"? Some people really go the full monty. There is a new gadget out there for cellular phones that comes in the shape of an old phone's earpiece. The funny thing, to me at least, is that in the last few years every device has been getting smaller and smaller - the smaller it got, the more desirable it became. Now, things are starting to get bigger. For example, bigger flat screen TVs, bigger glasses (that 80's wide frame thing is soooo in) and with the advent of smartphones, bigger cell phones. But do we really want bigger gadgets? Have social networks and cellphones made us all so insecure about ourselves that in response, we need to draw extra attention to ourselves by adopting bigger and more noticeable objects?
Think about it.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Danceappeal

We often talk about women trafficking, but still it seems that nothing we do is enough. In Holland they thought of a creative Guerilla advertising campaign that puts the problem in front of your face, literally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y-a8dAHDQoo

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Exodus

They tried to kill us and didn't succeed, let's eat.
This is by far my favorite definition of Jewish holidays. Even Passover that's supposed to be all about reading the Hagada, becomes all about the food (well at lest with us secular Jews). It amazes me to this day how on earth not all Jews suffer from obesity.
After eating for a couple of hours you find yourself sitting across a table that is still packed with tons of food. Meat, chicken, potatoes and so on and so fourth and you can think is what to do with all of food.
So what's better than thinking about food? Moving on to coffee, cake cookies and fruit salad. Now, when all you feel like is having a nap, you start clearing the table and filling boxes with food that will last for the all week for the entire family. Finally it's time to go home, but after all that calories there is no way you are driving. So you walk for 30 minute hoping to loose 100 cal of the 2000+ cal dinner you just devoured.

Thank god it's Saturday, when all you do is relax with the family and let the calories evaporate (still waiting) until... lunch at your mother in law's.

Would you like some fries with this copy?

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