I just want to point out two articles that I haven't stopped thinking about for the past week or so -- Lya
's great post about the Shabbat
, ie the Sabbath. Reading it, for an overtired mom with a young family, is like seeing a picture of some yummy chocolate pudding
that isn't in front of me. I started reading the link she supplied, because if I had a day off, could I consider making cookies with my kids a hobby? So far, I get the idea that it would be verboten.
I also like A Rational Being
's well written summary on a book about Bush
he was reading. I'm having to deal in the periphery with an alcoholic only recently in life, but it has opened my eyes to what "being an alcoholic" really means, like destroying everything around you. In this case, it's just a family to destroy, for Bush, it's the world (insert evil 'heee hee hee' noise).