The tone of Kraft’s apology encompasses all three phases of an acceptable apology:  That the person apologizing admits he was responsible for the harmful actions. That the person apologizing is aware of harms that resulted. That the person apologizing intends to behave differently in the future.

The tone of Kraft’s apology encompasses all three phases of an acceptable apology:

That the person apologizing admits he was responsible for the harmful actions.
That the person apologizing is aware of harms that resulted.
That the person apologizing intends to behave differently in the future.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019


If only he had led with this.
Makes you wonder, who’s advising him?
Who’s he listening to?

From Sunday’s Globe Sports section, Kraft’s apology:

On the eve of the NFL owners’ meetings, Robert Kraft apologized Saturday for allegations that he solicited prostitution at a Florida massage parlor and pledged to try to restore his reputation amid fallout from the scandal.

“I am truly sorry,’’ the Patriots owner said in his first statement since last month, when he denied engaging in any illegal activity at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla. “I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans, and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard.”

Well done, the apology.
The aftermath to come?
The news about the trial and the pleas and the agreements are anticlimactic.
The apology was the gravamen.

Now it’s incumbent on Kraft to not pervert the judicial system.
To not side with separate justice for the rich and powerful.

In any case, we heartily applaud his apology without excuses.
If only he had led with this.

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Postings Count, Weather Brief, and Dinner

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Rack of lamb is usually roasted, sometimes first coated with a herbed breadcrumb persillade.  The tips of the bones are sometimes decorated with paper frills called manchettes.  Roast rack of lamb BrokenSphere - Own work

Rack of lamb is usually roasted, sometimes first coated with a herbed breadcrumb persillade.
The tips of the bones are sometimes decorated with paper frills called manchettes.

Roast rack of lamb
BrokenSphere - Own work

My 354th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.

Time is 12.01am.
On Tuesday Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 39* with a feels-like temperature of 34* under mainly sunny skies.

Dinner of Slow-Rack of Lamb, Grill-Finished


Long term forecast confirms spring has arrived. I believe we are all ready for it.  Tick Tock. In clock language:   Enjoy today.

Long term forecast confirms spring has arrived.
I believe we are all ready for it.

Tick Tock.
In clock language:

Enjoy today.

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Tick Tock : Marking Calendars and Deep Weather
 

After 354 posts we’re at the 7.08% mark of my commitment, the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.





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Question of the Day:

What is the Talmud?

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Chuckle of the Day

A DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas, and talks with an old rancher.
He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs."

The rancher says, "Okay , but do not go in that field over there," and he points to the distant, fenced in field.

The DEA responds, "Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me," and reaches into his rear pants pocket.
He removes his badge and shoves it into the rancher’s face.

"See this badge? I can go anywhere I want.”

The rancher nods politely and apologizes.

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A short time later, the old rancher hears loud screams and sees the DEA officer running for his life chased by the rancher's big Santa Gertrudis Bull.

With every step the bull is gaining ground.

The officer looks over his shoulder.
He’s terrified.

The rancher throws down his tools, runs to the fence, and yells at the top of his lungs: "Your badge... Show him your badge!"

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Contact me at existentialautotrip@hotmail.com

This from Marc.

Hi Dom,  

That leopard/poodle/monkey joke was hilarious! Best one yet. Had both my wife and I practically on the floor laughing. Thank you!

M.

Web Meister responds: I laughed, too.

The Talmud is the basis for all codes of Jewish law, and is widely quoted in rabbinic literature. Talmud Readers by Adolf Behrman

The Talmud is the basis for all codes of Jewish law, and is widely quoted in rabbinic literature.
Talmud Readers by Adolf Behrman

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Answer to the Question of the Day:

The Talmud is the central text of Rabbinic Judaism and the primary source of Jewish religious law and Jewish theology.
Until the advent of modernity, in nearly all Jewish communities, the Talmud was the centerpiece of Jewish cultural life and was foundational to "all Jewish thought and aspirations", serving also as "the guide for the daily life" of Jews.

The Talmud has two components; the Mishnah, a written compendium of Rabbinic Judaism's Oral Torah; and the Gemara (circa year 500 CE), an elucidation of the Mishnah and related Tannaitic writings that often ventures onto other subjects and expounds broadly on the Hebrew Bible.
The term "Talmud" may refer to either the Gemara alone, or the Mishnah and Gemara together.

Abraham Adolf Behrman (July 13, 1876 – August 1943) was a Jewish-Polish-born painter of interwar Poland best known for his outdoor paintings of Jewish shtetl life as well as landscapes and group portraits. He spent most of his life in Łódź and died during the liquidation of the Białystok Ghetto in the Holocaust.


Abraham Adolf Behrman (July 13, 1876 – August 1943) was a Jewish-Polish-born painter of interwar Poland best known for his outdoor paintings of Jewish shtetl life as well as landscapes and group portraits.
He spent most of his life in Łódź and died during the liquidation of the Białystok Ghetto in the Holocaust.

The entire Talmud consists of 63 tractates, and in standard print is over 6,200 pages long.
It is written in Mishnaic Hebrew and Jewish Babylonian Aramaic and contains the teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis (dating from before the Common Era through to the fifth century) on a variety of subjects, including halakha, Jewish ethics, philosophy, customs, history, lore and many other topics.

I keep all the apologies I‘ve received from men who thought I was that kind of woman. Together, folded with a rubber band. The gifts that accompanied them are at home in my jewelry case. Soon I’ll need a larger case.

I keep all the apologies I‘ve received from men who thought I was that kind of woman.
Together, folded with a rubber band.
The gifts that accompanied them are at home in my jewelry case.
Soon I’ll need a larger case.

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Good Morning on this Twenty-Sixth day of March.

Today we talked about Robert Kraft’s overdue but still welcomed apology.
We talked about the weather and calendar and Rack of lamb, Slow-Roasted and Grill Finished.
Marc O appreciated a joke and we posted another, hoping he’ll like it as well.
And, finally, we talked a bit about the Talmud.
 
And now? Gotta go.

Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?

See you soon.

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