The tradition-bound Western image of a he-man,
masculine God may already be thousands of years out of date, says a
Westchester rabbi who believes he has unlocked the secret to God’s name
and androgynous nature.
Rabbi Mark Sameth contends
in a soon-to-be-published article that the four-letter Hebrew name for
God – held by Jewish tradition to be unpronounceable since the year 70
- should actually be read in reverse. When the four letters are
flipped, he says, the new name makes the sounds of the Hebrew words for
“he” and “she.”
Avalon-Glen Artney-Orange Grove – This area offers hiking, picnicking, mountain biking, canoeing, bicycling, tubing, rental pavilions, fishing, equestrian trails, ball fields and playgrounds. The Orange Grove Scenic Area has a two mile drive along the Patapsco to the Swinging Bridge. A fish passage has been installed at Bloedes Dam. This area is known for several historical sites – the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the Thomas Viaduct, remains of the Orange Grove Mill, Avalon Iron and Nail Works and Bloedes Dam. The Avalon Visitor Center houses exhibits detailing 300 years of Patapsco history.
Don’t know how to get there?
Directions to Patapsco Valley State Park
* Pickall Area – From the Beltway (I-695) take Security Blvd. (Exit 17) westbound. Go 0.5 mile and turn left on North Rolling Rd. Take next right (Fairbrook Rd.). Go 1 mile, turn left on Johnnycake Rd. Go 1.5 miles. Park Entrance is on the left.
From Rt. 40 take Rt. 40 to North Rolling Rd. toward Security Square Mall. Go 2.5 miles, turn left onto Fairbrook Rd. Follow above directions.
* Hilton Area – From the Beltway (I-695) take Frederick Rd. (Exit 13) through Catonsville to South Rolling Rd. Turn left and make first right onto Hilton Avenue. Bear left and follow Hilton Ave. 1.5 miles to the park entrance on right.
From Howard County follow Frederick Rd. through Ellicott City into Baltimore County, turn right at South Rolling Rd. and follow directions above.
* Hollofield Area – From the Beltway (I-695) take Rt. 40 West (Exit 15). Follow Rt. 40 West 2 miles to the park entrance on the right.
From I-70/Rt. 29 take Rt. 29 South (Exit 87) to Rt. 40 East 2 miles to the park entrance on the right.
* Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove/Lost Lake Areas – From the Beltway (I-695) Take Rt. 1 (Exit 12-A) toward Elkridge. Follow Rt. 1 South about 3 miles to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
From I -95 take I-195 to Rt. 1 (Exit 3) toward Elkridge to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
From Howard County follow Rt. 1 through Elkridge and into Baltimore County. Turn left onto South St. Park entrance is on the left.
* McKeldin Area – From I-695/I-70 West take I-70 to Marriottsville Rd. (Exit 83). Go north on Marriottsville Rd. for 4 miles to the park entrance on the right.
From I-70 East take Rt. 40 to Marriottsville Rd. Turn left. Park entrance is 5 miles on the right.
From Rt. 26 take Rt. 26 to Marriottsville Rd. Go South 4 miles, park entrance is on the left.
Patapsco Valley State Park
8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
We look forward to seeing you!
I am using Enigmail for Thunderbird, and would be happy to post a tutorial for future reference. You can still send me cleartext email, but important things or personal details should go through this method.
I am also interested in setting up a “web of trust” where we actually have verified keys from our trusted ones.
Everything has to start somewhere, Lets try this: (this will be replicated on it’s own page.)
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Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)
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I can keep the iPod at a decent volume while blocking out the Metro.
It should be noted that it was helped extensively by Fr. Jim Garvey from Tahuti Lodge.
When we last left our intrepid Magician, he was rocking an muttering to himself or something.
It has been a busy period of time, which this time of year seems to excel at. Between School, Work, OTO, FSG, etc. I have been beating myself exhausted.
Dad came down in April and stayed for three weeks, and in retrospect it was a good three weeks, but it was about a week too long (we both agreed on that one.) He go to do museums and stuff and the attended the William Blake Lodge open house with myself and M. He couldn’t hack the similarity to the Catholic stuff (though on closer examination he admitted it was fairly different. But at least he knows that it’s not a Kool-Aid Klub.
He left then Graham came for Ice and Fire‘s Spring training. I wound up missing it because of the Scarlet Mother passing away in NY, and I had something to share with her loved ones, so I went to a beautiful High Mass at Tahuti Lodge, and met still more of my brothers and sisters. I think they have a wonderful space, and I hope we can compete with them in our new space.
Oh Thats right. The Odd Fellows have decided to not renew the lease for WBL, so we found a spot that we can rent and build out to our specifications. We begin de/construction soon.
I took my EGC confirmation and am planning on acquiring a supervising bishop in the very near future. I am going to work both the priest and the deacon roles, and hopefully do my sponsor proud.
Last weekend was Kaaba Colloquium and it turned out to be a fine opportunity to see another chunk of the puzzle and get some ideas on how we can be better leaders in our bodies. Outside of the classes connections were made and I found myself in tighter comradarie than ever before.
School is going well. I am on my second class of the quarter and it is going well. (I hope.) Needless to say, I hope there is less craziness next go around and that I get a decent break for a bit this summer.
In a couple of weeks I will be presenting at Free Spirit Gathering at Camp Ramblewood. The presentation is called Tarot Thumbscrews, extracting more from your readings. It is aimed at readers who havent considered the possibilities of the QBLH and Astrology aspects of the Tarot as valid information sources.
Well I guess that is all for now. Until later!