UPDATE: GoldieBlox shipped March 12 2013! Very exciting! Here's a project that was fully funded on Kickstarter five days after the account went up. Those stories are rare, so what could possibly have been inspiring enough for that kind of support? Debbie Sterling is an engineer out of Stanford University who, influenced by being a... Continue Reading →
Today is a few things; it's the 29th of November, the date in 1947 that the United Nations adopted the resolution to recommend the Partition Plan for granting two states for the Jews and Arabs living in British-mandated Palestine. And, 65 years later, it's the day Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas approaches the UN to... Continue Reading →
After an inspiration-less and stressful week, I had nothing to submit on Sunday morning. Then I accidentally dropped and cracked the last egg in the house. Then... Week 47: Emotion Don't cry.
I just OWNED my Americanness at our local Mister Zol. Usually my Australian huz deals with the turkey ordering and picking up. Blasphemy, I know. I've been passive about it because I always felt silly ordering a whole turkey at a chicken counter in Israel. So when I approached the counter, my language evolved from... Continue Reading →
Here's a shout out to the awesome Anglo crew in Tzur Hadassah, which, in 48 hours, managed to rally and collect food, household items, toys and books for the citizens of southern Israel and soldiers serving on the Gaza border. Together, about seven or eight families, filled the trunk of a Ford Focus: And I... Continue Reading →
"So what happened at gan today? Did everyone like your new backpack?" "Yep." "What did you eat for lunch?" "שעועית" "Beans? And?" "Pasta." "Beans and pasta!" "And shnitzel. Shnitzel shnitzel shnitzel." "What else happened in gan today?" The thing about pretending everything is fine, that we have to keep acting 'normal' so the terrorists don't... Continue Reading →
Groups are starting to collect goods and supplies for both people stuck in bomb shelters in the south, and reserve soldiers stuck at the border of Gaza, waiting for the next move. You can see the original Facebook event post here, and below. Personally, I'm trying to collect in Tzur Hadassah (if you're local and... Continue Reading →
On the way out, I snapped a picture of the row of military helicopters (too hard to see I realize now; maybe it's for the best). A surreal hour later, we heard about the targeted Jabari killing. Week 46: Flash And in a sun-covered flash, they were gone.
There was only so much pacing and checking the news that I could do. And then when I finally snapped at Koala, I knew it was time. I had been 100% sure there was no need to tell him about the rockets or warn him about sirens before yesterday. But then the rockets reached Tel... Continue Reading →