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
Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best … More Slouching towards Jerusalem
I heard an audio post about “Hebrew mistakes that make Israelis cringe”. I won’t judge whether they’re reasonable or not; I’ll just try to avoid them as much as possible. But the advice that he offered was to use the phrase אפשר as much as possible. Is it possible? I mean, it means “Is it possible?” … More it’s possible
Don’t worry if you have enough so you limit your use of the sunscreen, of the perfume. Don’t forget about the other perfume you bought and were waiting for the right time to start. Don’t wait to smell the roses. Stopping wishing. Stop waiting for someone to show up. Wear your good jewelry. Wear out … More Don’t be afraid to use it up
As I sit in our little studio apartment in Tzfat, I often hear a delightful procession with some group singing and drumming and ululating, somewhere nearby. Ah! Here’s the shofar, too. And then they move on. It could be a bar mitzvah celebration trend that seems to have caught on lately here in Israel. Probably … More why the drumming?
This is what I read this morning on my Yahoo feed: Why It’s So Important To Think Of Age As A Gift which led me to this article by Phyllis Sues. I’m leaving the headline large because it should be and it is. Here’s just a tidbit: If you think of age as a gift you will understand what … More from the old with the young
My sister and I did talk about it, a long time before she got sick, when things were on as much of an even scale as possible between us as adults. We somehow managed to joke about how she thought our parents loved me best, since I was the oldest; I thought knew they loved … More unfinished business of the sibling variety
I had set out to write about curiosity, that being the name of the newest book that I’ve succumbed to just bought. It’s actually called Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It by Ian Leslie. I had read a review on Scientific American here. It pulled me right in, too, thus the quick purchase, … More is that an elephant in the room or are we not in the same room?
This article about siblings has been going around lately on Facebook, for whatever reason, even though it’s a few months old, which is ancient these days. The benefits [of siblings] can carry into old age. The literature on sibling relationships shows that during middle age and old age, indicators of well-being — mood, health, morale, stress, … More according to this, i’m really in trouble
For a while now, I’ve been particularly conscious of coupon expiration dates, with the dark sense of foreboding that they unconsciously bring; so much so that I have not even been using them. [This is not completely accurate–the fact is that I have been running so quickly to the store because time has been so precious, that … More distinctions, loss of, accents, and expiry dates