Los Angeles county is 4,752 square miles. If you live and work there, it can become a thick molasses you can’t get away from, no matter how fast and far you drive. So a jaunt to Oregon to visit my grandparents was a welcome and needed escape.
From the archives…I found this paragraph of a gift we sent our mailman about 8 years ago, while I was looking through and sorting old documents on my computer. It has to do with snail mail, always a favorite topic of mine. It’s a sweet story. Beth—my beloved flat-mate—and I decided to give our “regular… Continue reading postal images
I’ve lived in 6 cities long enough to know them like the back of my hand: Kinshasa (then Zaire), Brazzaville (Rep. of Congo), Newark (Delaware-USA), Haifa (Israel), Paris (France) and Pasadena (California-USA). Walking through Paris today was interesting because I instantly relived my time here in overheard bits of conversation, the whiiiiisssssshhhhhh of the departing… Continue reading I used to live here
I found out (thanks to The Writer’s Almanac) that today is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s birthday. He’s one of my favorite authors and The Little Prince is, bar none, my favorite book. I carry it with me everywhere I go and read it many times each year. The Little Prince is singlehandedly responsible for my ability… Continue reading happy birthday, mon prince
This is something I’ve been thinking about for a week, but also most of my life. It’s about the disappearing act of moving to a place like Congo. My mom and dad moved here when they were a young, artistic couple, with a toddler. Mom is French and at the time was a trendy… Continue reading Disappearing act
It’s interesting being back after the last few years I’ve had. The last time I was home was in 2005, four years ago, after I left Israel where I’d lived for two and a half years at the Baha’i World Center. I was on my way to Paris. I would be in Paris for a… Continue reading Familiar doesn’t make you belong
If you’re going to see Star Trek on opening night at an Imax theater, you’re going to wait in line, even if you have a pre-purchased ticket. I went to the Burbank Imax with my movie Meetup group, and had a bit of a hard time finding them, but while I waited, I took futuristic… Continue reading Star Trek