Saturday, August 19, 2006

A Dream

Wow. I just had this vivid, technicolor dream in which I had a mostly verbal, slightly physical confrontation with the wife's boyfriend. I actually woke up surprised that it was a dream! Let that be a warning to me not to eat a ton of peanut M&M's before taking a nap!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Here's a picture from our vacation to Cirith Ungol. Would ya believe the Shell Shop in San Diego? And here's how we escaped from Mount
Doom. Really!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Driftwood 1-Nebuchadnezzar Gets Fired Up

Today’s sermon was from Daniel 3-The Fiery Furnace. The pastor made an interesting point saying that chapter 3 was not just an aside about being courageous. There is a symbolic reason that this story is inserted between chapter 2-the ruling kingdoms, and chapter 4, Neb’s humbling. It is that the Jews, and perhaps, Israel, are to remain strong and courageous as the heat is turned up.

Interesting also that, “Nebuchadnezzar was filled with wrath, and his facial expression was altered toward Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego.” Neb gets so fired up that all he can focus on is the destruction of these three guys. In turning up the heat, even his valiant warriors were destroyed by the fire intended for the three.

Do you think that a cease-fire would have calmed Neb’s wrath? Or given him a chance to chop more wood?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Syria Update
"Syria for the first time since the Yom Kipper war in 1973 has issued orders to the civil guard to prepare the bomb shelters in Syria for use in the near future. Is this a bluff or is the war about to enter a new front."

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


"If 29 days into the war we were winning the rockets would have been silenced and we would not be evacuating Kiryat Shmona. Never in the history of Israel have we evacuated a city under fire. "
Call from Relatives

I got a message on my cell phone from my Aunt Lynn and Uncle Jack in Yonkers, NY. I’m not going to call them back. The main reason is that if I did call them back, the conversation would go something like this:

“Hi, Dillo, it’s your Aunt Lynn calling. Uncle Jacks on the other line. We talked to mom, dad, Sis, Steve, Karen and your dog, and they told us the news. So, how are you? Mom tells us you guys are separated. She ran off with the Tile man? Was he union? It’s so important that he’s union. Isn’t that right Jack? President Bush is anti-union.”

Jack says, “But pro Israel.”

“Israel, Shmizrale. Dillo, we only hope and pray you should be well and not to worry. Did Cousin Steve tell you my leg is swelling up? God bless Cousin Steve, he always calls to say hello. And how’s H? How old is she now? We haven’t seen her for so long; she’s probably all grown up already.
We know it’s probably painful having to think about all this. So what happened? Mom kinda told us; but we thought we should call and hear it from you. Anyway, there’s other fish in the sea. Do you know any other nice girls out there in California?
Anyway, we have a neighbor; what was her name Jack? Carmenita, may she rest in peace. I think she was catholic. Anyway, little Spanish girl; her husband ran off with his cardio therapist. She was all upset. Took off right out the window of the co-op. Nearly hit Jack’s car. We really need to move that car to a garage. You remember the car, Dillo? It’s still in great shape. Anyway, be well, not to worry. We wish you would have called. You know you can call anytime, since we don’t get out that much anymore; what with Jack being almost 100, and me and my leg and heart. Wish you could come out here soon again.
And what’s with Sis’ thyroid? She probably needs rest. She should come visit. You know, she and J- have never come visit us.
Take care and be well.”

“Yes, be well. All of our love.”