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Peaces

Together in Tucson, April 2021 It's ok to keep breaking down. I have a lot of pieces and not a lot of peace. I find myself on a long path...

Radiating in the Grey

I wish I had good news. It has been a gift to have my brother with me in Tel Aviv these past few weeks and we have shared some of our...

Are we all right?

Hello US election week! There is something that feels a little bit better today, a little bit more right. Congratulations to the United...

Street Flowers

A friend of mine visited Tel Aviv a couple of years ago and remarked how initially bothered he was by the dirty, rundown buildings he...

Is there "there" there?

Hey there. This post is dedicated to all of us who stayed at home for over two months as directed to curb the spread of the Coronavirus...

Prisoner of Thanks

I learned recently that gratitude in Hebrew is, "Aseer Todah," translating to "prisoner of thanks." Hebrew is a poetic language, so I...

Autopilot Parenting

Have you ever heard of helicopter parents? They hover and micro manage every aspect of their childs' lives. And then there is a lawn...

Warrior, or Worrier?

The Triumph Of Judas Maccabeus by Peter Paul Rubens Image from Fine Art America Hanukkah is approaching, and this year I am focusing on...

Compassion as a Superpower

This is a potato. It is intended to represent a hot potato, which is what my family calls it when someone who is upset tries to pull you...

It's Alright to Cry

Did you ever hear the song, "It's Alright to Cry" from the 1970"s Free To Be You and Me project? Here is a link, and a warning, it is...

Happy Birthday Rosa Gertner Miller

It's my birthday today! May, 1. I am 44 years old, and very happy. It has been a lovely quiet day. I am catching up with friends and...

"To Be or Not to Be" Is.....?

It has been several weeks since I’ve written an update. It takes time to organize my thoughts and sometimes it is just a matter of having...

Choice of Character

Eitan discovered the Harry Potter series and read all seven books recently. After finishing each book we watched the corresponding movie...

Only Good Shall Come From This

The other day I was sitting with Eitan eating watermelon seeds, an Israeli snack,"garanee avateeach." Watermelon seeds are eaten like...

Writer's Block

Dear Family, Hello there. I am so sorry it has taken me some time to write. I took the summer off while we were in the US, and when I...

Something Granted

I thought this post would be straightforward to write, but I am finding it harder than I assumed. I took it for granted that it would be...

How to Embalm a Chandelier in Hebrew

Are you ready for a language lesson? As you know, I moved to Israel about 10 months ago. I have been studying Hebrew, the language here....

Storm Chaser

Storm chasers run into the storm. Maybe they like adventure, the thrill of danger, scientific inquiry, or just want to get “the shot.” I...

A Moment for Albert Mus

At 10:00 a scheduled alarm was sounded in Israel today. It is the Holocaust Memorial Day. We remember the darkest period in our...

Erosion and the Big Reveal

We spent the day at the Ramon Crater, which is the Israeli version of the Grand Canyon, a geological land form carved from hundreds of...

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