How good I have it


what to make when life doesn't even give you lemons

Like many parents, I overthink a lot of decisions, and worry about things that probably don’t matter a whole lot in the final analysis. Can I buy the cheap No-Ad sunscreen, or must I spent $37 an ounce for the oxybenzone-free stuff? Should I say yes to that third tv show of the day? What about the horrid Country Time “lemonade” they insist on serving at kiddush – allow a cup? More?
Even though we lost just about our entire savings this week selling an “investment” property, sometimes I’m reminded of just how good we have it. To wit, read this brilliant and touching piece by Israeli author Etgar Keret  in today’s issue of Tablet. High Fructose Corn Syrup, indeed.

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posted July 17, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I agree that most of what we concern ourselves with pales in comparison to the concerns of raising a kid in Israel today. I really enjoyed reading that piece you linked to. That said, a really good friend of mine who is an oncologist told me that 70% of cancers could be prevented by exposing ourselves to the sun. She claims that all the hype of telling us to use sunscreen is what caused so much cancer. She is, by the way, a brilliant woman who is not into alternative medicine. Her recommendation is to be in the sun for a while and cover up with clothes before you burn.

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