Timing is everything. There are, thankfully, known processes that are valuable in getting a house ready to be sold. One of them is getting advice from realtors about how to make a house saleable. Another is getting wood floors in good shape; and another is painting walls neutral colors. The order is important, since the realtors … More making space
Two experiences that would have been greatly enhanced by photos. Not taken over by them. Or perhaps not. The last two days were the last two days of our Jewish cycle of holidays. It’s been a very full three weeks. How many challah loaves were baked and consumed, how many times did prep knives go … More what i missed without my camera
Somehow, between the 5 year-old grandson and his very big almost-14 year old sister, over the course of Rosh Hashanah, the question arose about why a park, where you run around, has the same name as the verb “to park”, as in, to stop running around. The little one came up with some convoluted ideas; the … More live parking
There are groups and groups of groups that pass by our little apartment here in Tzfat. They are passing from the Abouhav synagogue up to Alkabez Street, the main drag of the Old City, along the path of many galleries and gift shops, begging for business. Seriously, the owners/employees stand out in the very very … More what kind of bird am i?*
In no particular order. I’m hoping that by writing them, they will disappear. I love magical thinking, don’t you? people texting while driving people texting while walking people texting while “talking” to you selfies cat videos any pet videos Baby goat videos are okay, though. people who think that you are thinking about them all … More things that annoy me, at the moment
While walking in Central Park on Sunday, I noticed a beautiful tree that looked very much like a sycamore, but with a fascinating bark. Now, I want you to know that I do not fancy myself a tree expert by any means, but I like to identify those things that please me. I don’t need … More london planetree grows in manhattan
A cousin of mine emailed me the other day to let me know she was thinking of us on the upcoming difficult weekend. And she hopes we are all well. Well, until she wrote it, I didn’t realize this was supposed to be a difficult weekend. The weather has been glorious; I didn’t have to prepare a lot of … More difficult?
Or is it “Children play; we forget”? Kids on their own, figuring out how to use what there is. This is what we do, instead. But then there’s this. So maybe there’s hope.
Yesterday, while walking, from a distance I noticed a man riding a bike somewhat slowly and wobbly. As we approached each other, I realized he was riding alongside a boy (10? 11?). Ah! Father encouraging Son. And so as we passed each other, I clapped for the young runner. I had a while to think about … More mothers of convention
With yesterday’s post, with me trying so hard to line everything up, in photos and in life, I left out many photos that show how important it is to let go, every once in a while. Let nature show itself. But then, we do interact with nature, don’t we? And then, we don’t do … More natural perspective; a follow-up