Please enter your name here InspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT Reply Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Rick’s passion is filling spiritual services and interfaith educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSOpinionRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleA nation in mourningNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Columbine High SchoolVirginia TechSandy Hook ElementaryFort HoodUmpqua Community CollegeSan BernardinoChattanoogaEmanuel African Methodist Episcopal ChurchPulseLas VegasTo name just a fewAfter each one comesThoughts and prayersExpressions of sympathyPrayers for consolationHeightened security atSchoolsMilitary BasesChurches, Mosques, SynagoguesNight ClubsMaybe now hotel check in!What about the real problem?Not controlling gunsBut outlawing assault weaponsNot allowing silencersBut speaking up and speaking outNot second amendment rightsBut the responsibility for lifeNot more mental health checksBut more sane lawsThe real problem is addressingIn a completely direct wayDevastation and anguishLoss of hope and loss of life.We have delayed the conversationWe have delayed the actionWe have delayed protectingChildren and AdultsGoing to SchoolPrayingAttending a ConcertThe Prophet Isaiah:“They have eyes but will not seeThey have ears but will not hear”Wake up nowBefore more parents mourn childrenBefore more children are orphanedBefore more young love is lost.The Sage Hillel2,000 years ago:IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN? You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia But the NRA says to arm up more to prevent the terrorists, the madmen, the nutcases, and to be ready to fight back, then the various politicians are led around by the NRA, like puppets on a string, bought and paid for. The loud- mouthed radio hosts next shout that Sandy Hook never happened….fake news! Eyes that don’t see, ears that don’t hear…..and as the debate continues back and forth, babes pick up the guns, that the parents don’t put away and kill, the criminals wait for the perfect moment to break into the homes to get your guns, the stand- your- ground folks whip out their guns at the slightest perceived threat and fire, and the next copy-cat madman plots his next personal one- man army tactics against the world, and people get used to the new norm of the non-stop killings, and to the local level politicians that dare to challenge the gun laws, they can be removed from office, or fined. When will it all end? When the nukes of the world powers push the buttons or until God says ENOUGH. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 October 8, 2017 at 10:38 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
On this date, twenty one years ago, the Grateful Dead performed their last show as a band. While we still have bands like Dead & Company, Phil Lesh & Friends, and of course last summer’s Fare Thee Well supergroup with Trey Anastasio, the true Grateful Dead played their last show in Chicago at Soldier Field on July 9th, 1995.Unfortunately, the final Dead show marked the completion of a long and winding spring/summer tour, a run that would find legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia as a shell of his former self, broken by addiction once again; this time in front of huge, football-stadium-sized venues packed to the brim with excited fans. Garcia struggled through equipment difficulties all night, eventually having to replace his “Rosebud” guitar with his older “Tiger.” While Garcia’s health problems did cause him to struggle, the guitarist pulled out one of the most sensational “So Many Roads” ever. Watch this emotional performance below, courtesy of YouTube user taste4phree.You can also listen to the full audio, including the incredibly meaningful “Box Of Rain,” below.RIP Jerry.
Nothing has changed for Brittany Klein. When it came to high school girls soccer, very few, if any, could match the skill and athleticism of the former Arcadia High School star. It’s the same at Santa Clara, where Klein is slowly becoming one of the top players on West Coast and in the country. “Brittany is the prototypical (Santa Clara) midfielder,’ Broncos coach Jerry Smith said of his latest protege. “(She’s) very skillful and tactically aware, meaning she’s a wonderful student of the game and brings great vision. “She’s in the mold of many of our past play-making attacking midfielders, like an Aly Wagner … able to spin the ball and curve the ball, and thread needle-type passes. Brittany will ultimately be one of the best passers in college soccer.’ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Klein is almost there. The 5-foot-3 sophomore midfielder started 11 games last year and was selected to the West Coast Conference All- Freshman team after helping traditional-power Santa Clara to the Division I Final Four. She’s started strong this season, earning all-tournament selections at the ACC/WCC Challenge and the Santa Clara adidas Classic. She has only one goal and an assist through the first five matches, but Klien’s best attribute is not scoring but putting her teammates in the best position to score. But Klein, the 2003 California State Player of the Year during her senior year at Arcadia, is first to admit it wasn’t exactly an easy transition from playing against the best in the CIF-Southern Section to the elite of the college game. “It’s a whole different game,’ Klein said. “It’s faster and more physical, but it forces you to play better and up your game. You are forced to adjust to help the the team and play at the increased pace. My freshman year, it went OK. I had to adjust as quick as possible. “But like I said, playing at this level definitely helps you become a great player. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by some great players (at Santa Clara).’ Klein is also well aware of the winning tradition that Smith started in the 1980s. The Broncos, whose alumni includes former World Cup star Brandi Chastain, have advanced to the past 16 NCAA Tournaments, 10 Final Fours and won a national title in 2001. “Santa Clara is the place you want to come to,’ Klein said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to play here. I feel fortunate.’ Now she wants to add to that winning tradition and so far she’s done a good job of it. Santa Clara advanced to the national semifinals last season and went into last week ranked third in the country after beginning the season 4-0-1. The Broncos also knocked off top-ranked Notre Dame, who ended Santa Clara’s season in 2004. “I don’t have any individual goals, other than to improve my game and play well,’ Klein said. “As a team, we want to make the Final Four again. That’s our goal. But we have to take it game-by-game. If we do that, we can think about winning our (conference) and then hopefully advance to the Final Four. “But each game is a learning experience. You have to play each game and take nothing for granted.’ Klein isn’t the only former local girls soccer player to have success in college. Others include Pasadena Poly’s Haley Hunt, who is at Stanford, and Monrovia’s Kim Lloyd, who is at Utah. Hunt, who has started all five games for the Cardinal this year, was second team All-America and first team All-West Region last season. Lloyd was second All-Mountain West Conference last season. She has two goals and two assists in six games this season. Steve Ramirez can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2161, or by e-mail at [email protected][EP 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!