I have a confession to make — I love NASCAR! I thought I drove this track alone, and as a rebel, that’s fine and dandy with me. NASCAR is ingrained in my bones as the speed, sound, and thunder brings my mind into focus while these incredibly talented drivers take their vehicles and bodies to top speeds. These cars are built from the ground up and are pure racing beasts.
Attending a NASCAR race is a sensory experience you’ve got to try. You’ll see bright colors, hear the growling sounds of the engines and the awesome fans, smell the hot tang of brake dust and rubber, and feel the sun burning your skin on a smoking hot day. There is nothing in the world like attending a NASCAR race in person.
My love started with the Indianapolis 500; I wouldn’t miss this race even as I watched it alone figuratively and in reality. Then, somehow, I was introduced to NASCAR, and my track has never been the same. It’s a sport that most in my (Jewish) tribe have not accepted in their lifestyles, so I sought fervent fans from other groups to fill the void.
Yet last night an individual spotted the #18 (Kyle Busch for those of you not in the know) hat on my head, and I was inspired! Could there be more Jewish NASCAR fans out there than I thought?
We bonded as if we were two track mates that spent a lifetime together, even though it was only minutes. We were brought together by the love of a sport that was not part of the “Jewtopia” world but was solidly a part of our world.
I know there are others out there from my tribe who hide this passion behind a closed door and T.V., and I aim to bring them out of their closet to be a proud Jewish NASCAR fan. Don’t worry; it doesn’t matter if you’re a good, bad, or indifferent Jew – you can still love NASCAR!
So, dare to show your rebel Jewish colors. Don’t let “the mob” tell you what sport to watch, join our “mob” instead. You’ll find others in our tribe, and we’ll build our new community together!
I arrived late for my art class as I saw individuals already working on pieces that would attach to large collage, when suddenly the teacher called on me. He told me to think of the 1st thing that comes to mind that I’m passionate about. I responded without much depth dogs. He then asked me why I believed dogs held such a powerful image in my head? I responded because they are loyal and always make you feel like a star. He then proceeded to tell the class that is what great art should be. Great art is that extra deep inhale or that sharp exhale. It takes the viewer/listener into the artists emotions with enough space that the viewers can feel it in their own breath as well. Never becoming a lecture just touching the emotions and letting the viewer create their own story around it.
FOOTNOTE- This story is a true story that occurred in my head during a dream sequence with some additions later on.
I want you to close your eyes and imagine that Michael Cohen was Hillary Clinton’s lawyer or one of your favorite Democratic Leaders and then answer the following questions. Keep in mind that your favorite is being investigated by a Special Investigator for over a year and has turned up nothing against them as it relates to their original “charge”.
(1) Would you think it was wrong that Hillary Clinton Client Lawyer privileges was taken apart by this same prosecutor?
(2) Do you believe that your favorite Democratic Lawyer would even had been investigated if they weren’t’ going after your leader?
(3) How much time and $$’s would you feel is fair to investigate your leader before you believe this investigation should be terminated?
(4) Is it right to investigate your leader concerning things that occurred before they were even in public office?
Now please open your eyes and see that injustice is occurring and this is something shouldn’t happen in America no matter if we like or dislike the person.