Monday, January 14, 2013


I was talking to my friends Moses and Zipporah (you know these are pseudonyms, yes?) last night-- in my usual way, which is that I chatter on about my life and the silly or sad things that happen to me, and they are sympathetic or laugh according to the story. I was talking about character traits I might try to improve upon. "You are both good listeners," I said. "I am not such a good listener. I've made a sign for myself that says 'JUST LISTEN',' but I don't know how much of a difference it has made yet." I thought for a moment. "I'm a good babbler, though!" They were both gracious enough to laugh at this. "But I've never put it on a to-do list."

Zipporah sometimes has such excellent ideas. "Put it on and then cross it off," she suggested, and that is what I shall do.

Thursday, January 10, 2013