Archive for July, 2014

48 pictures of the wall between Israel and Palestine

I visited Ramallah in Occupied Palestine’s West Bank in spring 2011 to attend a TEDx conference. Getting there overland was onerous and I spent six hours at the border crossing where I had my passport taken, was interrogated and humiliated by Israeli immigration officials, had items stolen from luggage, and witnessed the humiliation of others.While in […]


Let’s talk about Israel and Palestine. Or not.

  Wow. We can’t even talk about the Middle East amongst friends:    


once upon a bad hair day at the vatican

  Colin Lively, one of my crazy online friends  shared this story on FB: A woman was at her hairdresser’s getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded: “Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It’s crowded and dirty. You’re crazy […]


7 leap before you look lessons from Mandarin ducklings

  Hatching a new venture? Or reinventing yourself? In my experience, there are lessons to be learned everywhere all the time – especially in nature and the animal kingdom. The video below of the ducklings came to me randomly from the captain of my ladies golf league. It was too good not to share 🙂 […]