Art show opening in Jerusalem.

Joy Langer‘s art show:

A chance to see some incredibly original art;
A chance to meet a friendly, experienced artist;
A pretty cool down-to-earth place to take a date;
Something to do on a lazy Friday afternoon…

Here are the details:

Joy Langer

Putting The Pieces Together

Opening Reception

Friday December 1st, 2006, 12:30pm

Closing Date: 27.12.06

Liquid Roots, acrylic and collage on canvas, 90cm x 70cm © Joy Langer, 2006

Gallery is Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 – 6pm

Merkaz Hamagshimim Hadassah

7A Dor Dor V’Dorshav, Jerusalem

Strike too.

Today, on strike day: two, the paper said that the government employees are striking because they haven’t been paid – in one month, three, and even twelve.

Well, that sucks, and I’d strike too.

Which means one painfully, frustratingly obvious thing:

The government is SELFISH. And it can be as socialist as it wants, but it’s not very social.

Social pressure.

I am not at Misrad Klita (Absorption office) right now.

Everyone with a government paycheck is on strike.


Because now they have to bank (and get screwed) like the rest of us.


I get it’s a socialist country, but it doesn’t seem very social that we, the people, should get screwed both ways.

Caring for the kalba.

I never had a dog in America. I don’t know what the vet experience is like back there.

But, not surprisingly, the vet experience here is very… Israeli. I just get this feeling that the same laid-back attitude that pervades all other areas of life (especially government offices) is not absent within the walls of the animal doctors.

Tonight Stella and I made our third trip to the clinic of Tza’ar Baalei Chaim, the Jerusalem SPCA.

Third in one week, you ask?

Well, the first two we were sent off with gentle pats and compliments for my dog, but no suggestions as to why my bitch was going through some – ahem – visually upsetting symptoms.

“She’s fine… Aren’t you Stella? Wow, she is cute.”**

Thanks, but there is still blood coming out of unwanted places, doc.

Well, third times a charm and now I hold a perscription for doggy antibiotics to be filled tomorrow (and a fourth apointment for next week).

Where do doggy perscriptions get filled, you ask?

At Super-Pharm, where else…

**This is Stella, and wow, she is cute:

Food colouring.

Thanksgiving Day ranks as one of my top favorite holidays. Nothing to do with thanks or meaning or scalping Pilgrims.

It has to do with… food. Glorious food.

And here it is, homemade today:

Perhaps that is why I continue to celebrate, even from thousands of miles away.