Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hitchhiker

Asking for help is not my favorite thing. I really, really, really like to be able to take care of myself (and those around me). While I’d like to think I am generous when others need help or ask for … Continue reading

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Mastery

Margaret and Hannah invented an imaginary game this summer called “preschool boarding school” — a fusion of all the things they know, educationally. (I thought about patenting the concept and actually launching one. What parent of a three year old … Continue reading

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Tel Aviv and home

“Why are you going to Jerusalem? People like you go to Tel Aviv!” Terence and I heard this approximately every day once we started telling people about our sabbatical plans. We heard that young, liberal people are fleeing Jerusalem in … Continue reading

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Dazed and confused

Shopping day is always my hardest day of the week. We try to go to fruit stands and bakeries etc. every chance we get, and have found some favorites near Damascus Gate, but about once every 10 days there’s a … Continue reading

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Bethlehem

Margaret got her wish and we went to see Bethlehem. Here is her version of events: “Jesus’ cribby. It’s not a cribby, it’s a star. That’s OK because Jesus isn’t a baby anymore. He is in heaven.” Not bad for … Continue reading

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Every place is walking distance

…if you have the time. Terence likes this expression, and I am turning it literal this year. Fridays are my big walking day since Margaret is in school until 1:30 PM. Today I went from our apartment to the Old … Continue reading

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10%

I have been in Jerusalem exactly four weeks today. It sounds like nothing when you say it that way — scarcely enough time to adjust to the time difference and locate the bathroom. But from a different perspective, that’s about … Continue reading

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