Monthly Archives: June 2012

R&R

I’m a little ashamed to admit that we needed time off from our year off, but that’s the case. We have been in Italy for  10 days and have done almost nothing but this. Lounging by the pool in Umbria, … Continue reading

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JAIS

Terence and I are still making decisions about schools for the girls next year. There’s no question we got that decision right this past year. JAIS was an amazing fit for our family and in fact the school may have … Continue reading

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Exeunt

I used to really love goodbyes. I used to specialize in the tearful parting, the passionate attempt to summon up a friendship and all it meant to me. I had three goodbye celebrations before departing for my year abroad in college, … Continue reading

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In transit

We have 30 hours left in Jerusalem and I’m feeling like this. I have lots of stories to tell about our last days here, and about my quick trip to Beirut earlier this week. (This guy is in the National … Continue reading

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Hebron

I went to Hebron on Monday, probably my last excursion in this region. It was like saving the worst for last. Hebron, specifically the area of the Old City under Israeli control (H-2), is a dreadful, depressing, hellish place that makes Qalandia look … Continue reading

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Walking

Here is an elderly couple I see all the time in our neighborhood. We pass them every morning on our way to school, as the girls tear at top speed past the Greek monastery, through the park and down the … Continue reading

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