September 26, 2019

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 into their emotional spiral. My brother taught me this. At times, people will try to give you their hot potato when they are upset....

September 1, 2019

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 very 1970's. Reflecting on our three month long summer in the US which ended yesterday, I am thinking of this charming quirk-ball of a...

May 1, 2019

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 family and had some lovely surprises. I share my birthday this year with a somber annual tradition. Tonight starts the Holocaust Remembr...

April 9, 2019

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 the inspiration smack me in the face (those moments are the best, by the way). Someone was sure I would write about the recent rock...

January 29, 2019

Eitan discovered the Harry Potter series and read all seven books recently. After finishing each book we watched the corresponding movie together. I snapped this magic picture while watching Harry Potter on his laptop. I realized I was lovingly watching Eitan watching...

November 17, 2018

The other day I was sitting with Eitan eating watermelon seeds, an Israeli snack,"garanee avateeach." Watermelon seeds are eaten like sunflower seeds from the shell, but are a lot smaller, harder to open, and the seeds are microscopic and barely edible. It's kind of a...

October 30, 2018

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 came back the writing just didn’t come back with me.

Sunday morning I woke up and a little writing finally came. I wrote a message to the...

June 6, 2018

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 easy.

There are many times in my daily life living in a new country that I think of this phrase, “I can’t take that for granted.” So...

May 29, 2018

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. I just finished reading a book about the life of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the lexicographer who invented the modern Hebrew language. It i...

May 15, 2018

Storm chasers run into the storm. Maybe they like adventure, the thrill of danger, scientific inquiry, or just want to get “the shot.” I am more of a cozy-up-to-the-fireplace-on-a-stormy-night, or hide-in-the-basement-during-tornado-warnings kind of Midwestern girl.

Eve...

Please reload

FOLLOW ME
GALLERY
ARCHIVE
Please reload

© 2023 by Where is the Writer.

Proudly created with Wix.com

  • White Instagram Icon