There’s too much to process from the news about Jerusalem and Israel, so please enjoy another fluff piece!


I like marking solstices and equinoxes.  It reminds me that our little blue planet continues to revolve around the sun and the problems in our day to day lives are minuscule when seen through the lens of the galaxy or the universe.  I like the winter solstice because starting now, the days are getting longer.  We’ve passed the darkest day and it will only get better from here.


It’s beginning to look a lot like … oh, wait, no it isn’t

I enjoy seeing the Christmas tree in front of the YMCA.  I’ve even seen a picture of Santa riding through the Old City on a camel.  But Israel doesn’t do the commercial version of Christmas.  Black Friday is just a shopping day that has no relation to Christmas.  In fact, December 25 and January 1 are regular workdays.



Issa Kassissieh, wearing a Santa Claus costume, rides a camel during the annual Christmas tree distribution by the Jerusalem municipality in Jerusalem’s Old City December 21, 2017. (photo credit: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS) SOURCE

Wishing you all a

Happy Holiday Season!!

Haikus for Solstice


Heavy themes, long posts

Time to change it up a bit

Haikus for Solstice


Hot. So very hot.

Brain fog, sticky naps, TV

Oops. It’s 2 AM.


Sage and lavender

Roasting in the summer heat

Jerusalem scents



Hot days and cool nights

Summer in Jerusalem

Lemonade with mint


River down my back

Solving the water shortage




Fahrenheit versus

Celsius. 14 years here

And I still convert.


Solstice and full moon

Longest day and crazy night

That explains a lot


Brexit, Trump, and guns

Maybe move to Israel?

It’s so much calmer.