Monthly Archives: September 2010

First Meal

Warm and breezy night in Jerusalem. I am seated at the back of the terrace restaurant, so the breeze doesn’t come my way, but I have the perfect observer’s field of vision. At this hour, about 8:00, I am surrounded … Continue reading

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Arrival

As we touched down at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, my fellow passengers broke into applause. What might have been a pro forma exercise repeated countless times was enlivened by the many children on board. Exuberance rang through. The … Continue reading

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En Route

Overnight in Geneva with Gerrit and Whit. Odd place for a stop en route to Tel Aviv, but so it goes. Lovely meal with local wine and a good night’s sleep — all very much needed after 18 hours in … Continue reading

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Preparations

This trip, like any other I have taken, requires bursts of shopping, laundry, and packing, alternating with quiet moments of anticipation and the occasional restless night’s sleep. But unlike any other, this trip requires a lot of reading and a … Continue reading

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