L’shanah Tovah Umetukah

15 Sep

We are now at the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays, starting with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year).  The Jewish New Year is different than how many celebrate December 31st/ January 1st.  As a secular Jew, I feel it … Read More »

California Dreaming

9 Aug

It is hard to fathom that we are home after our summer vacation.  We left Austin with mild summer highs in the 90s, coming back to triple digits and brown lawns.  Our trip from LA to Sonoma County was beautiful and … Read More »

Essays on Israel

7 Aug

I received an email today with a link to an eBook that is called Winning the War of Words, Essays on Zionism and Israel.  The book is authored by Dr. Einat Wilf.  She is the author of three other books … Read More »

July Cancer Check-Up

11 Jul

We are now approaching the middle of July.  First the good news.  Susie and I returned from MD Anderson this last week.  Her scans are stable, no growth/ significant changes to report.  So, this weekend we are collecting our thoughts … Read More »

What is a Hasbara Troll?

11 Jul

Today I commented on an article about the Iran Nuclear Deal and Israel.  The article was authored by Michael J. Koplow and is published on the Politico Website, see: Israel is the Iran Deal’s Biggest Loser My comment verbatim was: … Read More »

Bernie Sanders 2016

16 Jun

I’ve been following the presidential candidate announcements for the last month and looking at both Republicans and Democrats quite seriously.  As most friends know, I have some left leaning tendencies and strong thoughts regarding the Middle East.  Up until recently, … Read More »

Israel’s 2015 Election

13 Jun

Three months ago (17-MAR-2015), Israeli’s re-elected Prime Minister Netanyahu (Likud).  If you were following the polls in January, it looked like Isaac Herzog (Labor/ Zionist Union) was likely to unseat Netanyahu.  There were a few things that resulted in quite … Read More »

Texas Flood

7 Jun

We’ve crossed into June and May has been quite eventful for Central Texas.  We experienced terrible storms over Memorial Day.  They were more than just Thunder Storms.  They included strong winds, up to around 65 mph, and water that caused … Read More »

Spring Cancer Follow-up

19 Apr

Last week, Susie had her two month cancer follow-up with her local neuro-oncologist.  She had her MRI scans done the Friday before the appointment.  I normally request a CD copy for our records and to look at them in advance.  This … Read More »

Out Negotiated By Iran

19 Apr

Over the weekend, I was part of multiple discussions regarding President Obama’s Nuclear Framework Agreement with Iran.  My stance is the deal does not go far enough, let alone Iran and the US have serious differences in what was agreed. … Read More »