Tag: Israel

The Power of Travel

I’ve circled the globe this year. Two weeks in India, a week in Israel, a week at the beach, a week in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I’ve been back to San Diego (five times in three years), and I’ve jaunted to Sedona, Maine, Florida for long weekends. There’s nothing like getting away to make you appreciate your life. And there’s nothing like… Read more →

Thanksgiving 2014

“Family.” People coming together who you don’t normally see. Turkey. Cranberry jelly that no one likes. Football. The children were asked to think about what this upcoming holiday really means. We sat with pens and pencils poised above lined paper and looked at snippets of poetry from years and centuries past, at what this holiday is about, at the points where we connect to… Read more →

Are You Quite Informed? A Political Rant…

Headlines read that if peace talks don’t begin, European nations threaten to follow Sweden’s lead and acknowledge a Palestinian state. Um, is that a fair threat? Don’t peace talks require two parties coming to the table? And why is acknowledging a state a threat? Back in the 1940s, most world powers refused to recognize Israel as a state, and throughout… Read more →