A week after I wrote this post , 130 people died in attacks in Paris. The day before, 39 died and 243 were injured in a suicide bombing in Beirut. It is shocking, but these events are hardly unique. In just this year alone, countless attacks have been made on civilians and students in Egypt and […]
“This is a city built on rock and faith.” Madeline Lavine, Jerusalem Tour Guide I’ve had the honor and pleasure to spend the past week in Jerusalem. For several years, I’ve worked with the Jerusalem International YMCA. (Learn more at FriendsofJIY.org) This trip was a wonderful opportunity to see this amazing place first hand, […]
My niece was scrolling through the pictures on my phone. “You sure have a lot of photos of leaves,” she said with an air of disapproval. Yes, I do. October is the BEST. All photos taken by me, with an iPhone 6.
I was having one of those days when I was overwhelmed by all the things I had to do. All the things I had to do, but didn’t particularly want to do. I’d been up since about 4:30, trying to get a head start on things so I could go for a walk at sunrise […]
It’s common for bloggers (including me) to write a post that tidily summarizes an idea. How to make your life better in 4 easy steps. The best ways to travel with a colicky toddler. What I learned from snorkeling with dolphins. Internet, this post is none of that. This one is a live report from […]