Monthly Archives: August 2011

Never turn down an invitation

My parents are great sources of wisdom about living abroad, as they ventured overseas with children even younger than mine and then repeated the stunt with two adolescents (which, I think, was the greater challenge). Both have also studied and … Continue reading

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Yemin Moshe

Last Friday, I dropped Margaret off at JAIS and headed out for a walk. About 30 minutes of walking brought me through our neighborhood, through a fancier neighborhood of museums, consulates and hotels, and into downtown West Jerusalem. From there, … Continue reading

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A new gig

“Smart and flexible people will always find interesting opportunities.” I recited this phrase to myself a lot this spring, whenever I felt the rising tide of panic that, by embracing this “year on” to Jerusalem, I was also committing career … Continue reading

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Downtime

We are through the first phases of settling in here. For a while, there was a Major Event every day: Terence’s arrival, first day of school, move to our ‘real’ apartment, Margaret’s birthday, Julie’s return home. Then yesterday we pushed … Continue reading

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A wider world

Some aspects of living in a foreign country scandalize Hannah and Margaret, while others roll right off them. This is one of my goals for the year: to show my sheltered children a wider world. St. Andrew’s is an amazing … Continue reading

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Back to school and the best note ever

Today was Hannah’s first day of kindergarten and Margaret’s of pre-K, both at Jerusalem American International School (JAIS). What a huge success! We got them both there by 8 am on foot, in school teeshirts, with packed lunches, in good … Continue reading

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The open road

My favorite travel companion is in the air over Amsterdam and should be arriving at Ben Gurion around 2 AM and in Jerusalem a few hours after that. And then the adventure can really begin! Travel has always brought us … Continue reading

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