Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Nature is really fascinating. In Japan...
In Israel we have black and gray plumed crows and while I haven't witnessed them cracking open walnuts, I have seen one pick up a small rock with its beak and today I saw one with one leg up on an olive tree as though it were tying its shoe!

At the intersection of Keren HaYesod, King David, and Jabotinsky Streets, the pansy flowers spell out Yerushalayim - in Hebrew of course.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Tower of Babel

I love reunion stories. Here is one.
I cry for joy when they are reunited.
However, I look quizzically at the author's name.
I love culture and language but this one is a bit much.
The tower of Babel is alive and well.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Art Switch

Yesterday morning felt more like the Groundhog Day movie script than Friday. I left the house without an umbrella and thus was soaked the minute I stepped out of the apartment entranceway. I crossed rivers to get to the makolet (quickie mart) and when trying to cross the railroad tracks while simultaneously avoiding speeding cars who were oblivious to the puddle/lakes that they were driving through, I realized my socks were wet. I went back to the apartment for dry clothes.
The second time down the stairs, I noticed that the "art" on the wall had been switched in the short time I had been away. The cartoon-like cats were now to the right of the clockface. I think that whoever is responsible for the cats and clocks may feel as though they are on Sesame Street featuring the letter "C". There are also chintzy ceramics but Maria Montessori would not approve of that as it is not phonetically apropos.
It was just another Manic Sunday.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Prophetic Shadow

Tomorrow is one of my favorite holidays primarily due to the movie of the same name - Groundhog Day. Today should not go unnoticed. I bring you a bit of Crayola history.
Have a colorful day.