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10 things about turning ten (celebrating a decade of lizrael update)

Where’s my cake? lizrael update turns ten-years-old today! That’s six months longer than I’ve lived here. That’s two more years than I’ve been married. That’s five more years than I’ve been a parent. That’s as long as I’ve been out of my first university. It’s the longest-running project I’ve ever undertaken, with no deadline or end in sight. […]

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lizrael update: 4 facts till I reunite with coherent thought

Happy March! Since it’s been quiet around here, I’ve provided a few quick facts: Fifty-Two Frames isn’t the only thing going on in my life, but I have felt uncharacteristically quiet for a long while now. I haven’t been working since beginning of February. More on that another time. Sometime in the next few weeks […]

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lizrael update: the expat-makes-a-visit edition

Living in Israel (and probably many other countries as an American expat) is an exercise in being happy with what you have, and I feel lucky to have even scratched the surface of that sentiment. Occasionally the conversation comes up with fellow expats here and I’m no longer surprised to admit that I’m happier here […]

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Life lately.

Enjoying the summer blooms. Soaring through the superhero phase. Ate through a 2-week baking craze. Acknowledged July 4th in Jerusalem, USA. Devouring a Song of Light and Fire, games of thrones, crows, feasts, cravens. Inspired at the home office. Welcoming new friends. Uncovered a long-lost treasure. Attuned to the start of Ramadan season.

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Fifty-Two Frames: Self-Portrait

First off, I started participating in Fifty-Two Frames exactly 52 weeks ago, January 2012, and this week I completed it, in time for a new round called 2013. Secondly, this week’s theme was a good one. It had the potential to be awkward, narcissistic, lame, or reflective. Sighofrelief it became the latter. This week I was […]