Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

All the recent media attention on the Taney Dragons, who practice just down the street from our house, gave me an opportunity to talk to my boys about the importance of humility.

My 10-year-old son runs from math like it's wielding a machete and wearing a goalie mask. And I wasn't so different when I was a kid. 

 
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Every day I excavate my Twitter feed in search of the right balance of intelligence, facts and insight into this Israeli/Palestinian/Hamas conflict. But this obsession has been closing me off from my family during our beach vacation.

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I admit it — I envy those suburban basements and high-quality public schools and expansive backyards. But that's where my jealousy ends when I think about all the advantages of city life.

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