Kai’s Pride Post

Hey, it’s Kai. I know you guys have probably been sitting on the edge of your seats waiting for another one of my amazing, comedic, grand blog posts. Here it is, but it isn’t a funny one this time. I’m going to talk about some pretty serious stuff in this post. This is one I …

Ananda

We signed a lease for a new rental (sigh of relief)! I had a few requirements when I was searching for a place to live. I wanted a house that was filled with light – one of the things I love about our current place is that it has almost an entire wall of sliding …

Living with Uncertainty

I can hear fighter jets soaring above our town throughout the day and night. Here in Zichron, that is as close as the war has come. Many of our friends are hosting families from the south, especially friends or family who live in a home without a mamad (safe room). One mother told me that …

Pressure on Fear

I felt scared last night. The escalating violence in Jerusalem last week was upsetting, but seemed entirely separate from my existence here in Zichron. My friends who live there told me they were wary about going to certain parts of Jerusalem, and that they anticipated a “rough few days ahead”. When the rockets started falling, …

Catalytic Converter

This is not how I want to spend my time, but reality always prevails. Yesterday, as I was leaving my qi gong class on the hottest day of the year (98 degrees F), I had a problem with my car. I had driven Danny to the airport the previous night, and arrived to class in …

Qi Gong Teacher Training

Many of you might not know that I am in a course here in Israel to become a Qi Gong instructor. I started practicing qi gong outside in the garden at Ramat Hanadiv soon after we moved to Zichron. I have done so many different types of exercise over the years, but somehow I felt …

Sitting in Two Chairs

A friend lent me the book, The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life by Edith Eger, author of The Choice. Eger writes that there is an expression in Hungarian, roughly translated, “If you sit with one butt on two chairs, you become half-assed.” In the context of her book, she is referring to people …

Turkey Testicles and Camel Riding

I’m sure you saw the title and are now wondering, what in the world is this blog post going to be about? (I’m wondering that too. I mean, we didn’t even ride camels!) Well, this week was a bit of a rollercoaster. We spent Monday afternoon packing for our trip to Eilat. My mom wanted …

Second Tour of Duty

Guest blog post by Danny Last week, I had my second opportunity to volunteer with the Israeli Defense Force as part of the Sar-El program. This time, I was one of 14 immigrants to Israel, including men and women originally from Brazil, Panama, Spain, and the U.S. The youngest was a woman in her early …

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