18 Nov, 2016

Photo of the Week: Saguaro Cacti

November 18th, 2016|Tags: , |

I've been traveling nonstop for the past two weeks, first to Arizona to attend my publisher's author retreat, then to Israel to attend my son's graduating ceremony from IDF advanced [...]

9 Sep, 2016

Photo of the Week: Leaf

September 9th, 2016|Tags: , |

I have been so happy about this new leaf on my Schefflera tree! It is the very first leaf to grow since I got the plant back in March, and [...]

6 Sep, 2016

Ireland – The Giant’s Causeway, Then and Now

September 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

My favorite place in Ireland is the Giant's Causeway on the coast of Antrim in Northern Ireland. I love the mystery of it, i.e. the fact that even geologists are [...]

22 Aug, 2016

Today Is…

August 22nd, 2016|Tags: , |

{August Break 8/21: Today is...} ...a day to hang out with family and friends.

5 Jun, 2016

Grandpa and the Tractor

June 5th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Father's Day is coming and so it is fitting that my essay about my grandpa, titled The Tractor, should be published this month on Thread, a literary magazine. Writing about [...]

11 Jun, 2015

Planting the Porch

June 11th, 2015|Tags: , |

Finally, finally, it is summer here and I managed to get all the planting done on our porch. Remember my old pot? Well, I decided I was indeed going to [...]

16 Mar, 2015

The Ugliest Time of the Year

March 16th, 2015|Tags: , , |

This is the ugliest time of the year in Chicago. The snow has melted and so there isn't even a remnant of white covering up the trash that has accumulated [...]

13 Feb, 2015

Off the Beaten Path in Israel: Zohar Stronghold

February 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

The cold is getting to me (Chicago's high is 17F today), so it's time for memories of warmer days and an entirely different landscape than winter's bleak outside. I haven't [...]

23 Jan, 2015

Magic in the Winter Woods @ VCCA

January 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

I have returned to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), where I'm trying to be immensely productive during my two-week residency. When I get tired, or need to rev myself [...]

7 Aug, 2014

Manaus Journal (2) – Tie your House to a Tree

August 7th, 2014|Tags: , |

In between attending two World Cup games in Manaus, the capital city of the Amazon, we had time to explore the river and the rain forest. When we were visiting [...]

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