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random things

  1. is a hidden thing.
  2. the excellent student run radio station here in Baton Rouge is KLSU. Late nights keep me sane.
  3. there is no conquering the fleas. though they feast on me, i shall not become one of them. Or will I… ?
  4. confession: my JITW friends have great patience listening to me wax on about leviathans and behemoths (this past shabbes in St. Bernard Parish, at the Rainbow Gathering Community Relief Center “Hippy Dome” [not an official name] — see photos)
  5. Beverly Lerner needs to start sharing her brilliant thoughts in writing. Brilliance shines like a koan.
  6. One glass of wine before bed
  7. Ghost Exits are an epiphany on a hot afternoon struggling with nihilistic impulses
  8. There are others who understand the hidden meaning of The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death by Daniel Pinkwater. On jdate.
  9. I want to work with Stephanie Firestone. But how?
  10. Or how about the Center for Neighborhood Technology. I can dream.

About Aharon N. Varady

Aharon's Omphalos is the hobbit hole of Aharon Varady, founding director of the Open Siddur Project. He is a community planner and environmental educator working to improve stewardship of the Public Domain, be it the physical and natural commons of urban park systems or the creative and cultural commons of libraries and museums. His advocacy for open-source strategies in the Jewish community has been written about in the Atlantic Magazine, the Yiddish Forverts, Tablet, and Haaretz. He is particularly interested in pedagogies for advancing ecological wisdom, developing creative and emotional intelligence, and realizing effective theurgical praxes . He welcomes your comments, personal messages, and kind words. If you find his work helpful to your own or you'd simply like to support him, please consider donating via his Patreon account.

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