May 8, 2014

Here’s a first for a newsletter: our house was flooded this week. I left the water running in a small upstairs sink basin FOR AN HOUR. My husband Marv and I are now living in a motel. Thank goodness our computer room is intact so I can carry on with my writing.

STUPIDer HORROR STORY. The owners of a three-story house had installed their washer and dryer on the third floor, close to the bedrooms. A pipe broke. The entire floor flooded, caved n, and the water traveled downward and drenched the entire house.

I AM TO REMEMBER that each person is stupid in a different way. And each person is clever and intelligent in a different way.

RABBI ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL famously said, “When I was young, I admired clever and intelligent people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”

The Rabbi would be interested in my novel THE PROVIDER that concerns, not the intelligent man nor the savvy man, but the Man of Good Heart.