1. Rosh Hashanah can’t be here already, but it is. While I love the break that will come along with it, and the coming of fall, this year I feel like I’ll be coming to a screeching halt for the chagim, as opposed to a rolling stop.created at: 2013-08-30
  2. I hope Tim Tebow makes the Patriots. He’s likable, he’s real, he’s the anti-Hernandez. I can’t not root for him.
  3. Israel has moved more troops to the Syrian border, US warships are on the way, and Obama has a big decision to make. The only prediction that I will make is that things are definitely going to get worse before they get better.
  4. Red Sox naysayers- what say you? The Sox are 6-3 over their last nine games against San Francisco, the Dodgers, and the Orioles, and are 2.5 games up on the Rays. It’s amazing to think about the 180 this team has done, but it’s all for naught unless Clay Buchholz can overcome his injury/mental block and get himself back in the rotation in time for October.
  5. I learned this morning that all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti.
  6. Not all the songs I download are sugar-coated or pop-drenched like “Roar” or “Made in the USA.” I just got “Mountain Sound” by the Icelandic English-singing group Of Monsters and Men. I challenge you to listen to it and not like it.
  7. With that being said, the VMAs were the usual cacophony of trashiness and commercial sleaze. Did Miley push the envelope? For sure. But turn down the outrage a little.
  8. The European soccer season is in full tilt and I love the new Maccabi Haifa jerseys. I also love that they just made the Europa League group stage, even though it’s like making the NIT in college basketball. On the flipside, as a huge Liverpool fan I think the new away jersey is one of the worst I’ve ever seen.
  9. I’m getting even more obsessed with running. Since May 2012 I have only missed two days of running, and that’s because I was literally so sick I couldn’t get up. Between that and my five pairs of Vibrams, it’s really not enough to say that I’m a “runner.” Perhaps I’m addicted to it.
  10. As I pass year 35 and a half, I’m still fighting the good fight, working hard, raising beautiful kids, and married to a wonderful woman. As I take stock of my highs and lows, my good deeds and bad from the past year, there’s a lot there, and I look forward to resetting the spiritual clock and to getting ready for Sukkot in a few weeks.

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