The Wine Glasses: SoCal Stories

My husband and I spent our ‘weekaversary’ acquainting ourselves with our new home here in Los Angeles. Though I lived in Southern California for several years, I too have had to reintroduce myself… Continue reading

The Dancing Girl: Stories of SoCal

The AT&T store in Huntington Beach emulates the over all feeling of the whole town: Quiet, friendly, and neighborly. It’s far from the hustle and bustle, the crowds, and the over all sense… Continue reading

Two Jews in a Nail Salon: Stories of SoCal

  Sounds like the beginning of a corny joke, right? This week, after a long work day, I decided to treat myself to a manicure and pedicure. I drove up to the salon,… Continue reading

Two Jews in a Nail Salon: Stories of SoCal

Sounds like the beginning of a corny joke, right?  This week, after a long work day, I decided to treat myself to a manicure and pedicure. I drove up to the salon, and… Continue reading

A Californian in California

It’s been four months since I abandoned this blog. I didn’t do it on purpose, I promise. My travels took me from Israel back to New York, where I was immediately swept up with project after project, until I suddenly found myself in California. Engaged. To be married.

The Proposal: Travel Diary

Disclaimer: Let me just clarify right now that I am not engaged. I can, however, now claim to have been proposed to. Tachana Ha’Merkazet (the central bus station) in Jerusalem is always chaotic, but… Continue reading

Let’s Talk About…Food: Travel Diary

I think it’s safe to call myself a ‘foodie.’  It’s in my blood. So, one would certainly understand my excitement about spending ten days in a country that really  (and I mean, really)… Continue reading

An American in Israel: Travel Diary

The passport control line at Ben Gurion Airport is always a nightmare. Knowing Israelis, I see this line as a ploy to scare the heck out of foreigners. The tiny cubicles, tight faced… Continue reading

Book Review: The Dinner by Herman Koch

 Synopsis (taken from the back of the book): It’s a summer’s evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of… Continue reading

Book Review: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Synopsis (taken from the back of the book): This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about—until his closest childhood friends return… Continue reading