I hated his stupid audio slide show for the New York Times called “Freeing Sex Slaves in Cambodia” (you have to subscribe to view it, it’s free and worth it, scroll all the way to the bottom, it’s the third audio slide show from the bottom, on the right) He seemed so self-important and congratulatory,… Continue reading Nicholas D. Kristoff
I found this fascinating, and had never really thought about the difference between the Reason and Intelligence. I’ve been trying lately to counter a bad tendency of mine to hastily synonym-ize two words that are different, and use them interchangibly. This is a perfect example, although I don’t completely agree with the negative slant that… Continue reading Reason vs. Intelligence
Or a performance of the St. Petersburg Ballet. I went to the REAL Ballet last night for the first time. I’ve been trying to have a magical ballet experience for a while now, just because I don’t “feel” anything for western dance and I think something is wrong. So I try to expose myself to… Continue reading Tubes of tootpaste and sausage links
TA-DA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am proud to present to you my favorite occupation while walking around Haifa: noticing the different variation on the Pedestrian signs. I have always had a fascination about street signs, ever since I contemplated it as a career, when I was in college, trying to figure out what I could do. This is… Continue reading Israeli Pedestrian Signs–FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You should see this movie. It’s fantastic. A story like this comes along only once every few years, and it’s so incredible, that halfway through the movie, (even after establishing before hand that this question was not to be asked) people were still asking “This is a TRUE story?”. It’s the story of Stephen Glass,… Continue reading Shattered Glass
Did you read about this? A 44-year old Canadian man loaded his car with guns and 6,296 rounds of ammo on Thursday and set out to a crowded park in Toronto, planning to kill as many people as he could before turning himself in to the police. When he arrived, he was greeted by a… Continue reading dogs
If you’re in Haifa or have been here, you’ll have been to the Hillel cafe, so it will make it easier to place what I’m talking about. I just want to share with you a slice of Israeli interior decoration, by listing what comprises the decoration of the Hillel Cafe. If you’ve been to Israel… Continue reading Israeli Interior Decoration