We woke on the eve of the Jewish New Year to shaking beds - that is, we lazybones who were still in bed at 7.00 AM. Well, we aim for prayer to spiritually shake us up - hopefully our mediations over Rosh HaShannah will shake us into awareness as the earthquake woke us up this morning. It measured 4.3 on the Richter scale, but no damage has been reported.

Going to rack my New Moon Meads amongst all the cooking and baking - and I'll be offline a couple of days. Happy Birthday to the world! And Shana Tova to everyone.

Miriam