Universality of humanity in Israel and Palestine

In October I spent ten days in Israel and Palestine, imbibing personal stories of conflict and trauma, peace and reconciliation.  Crisscrossing through checkpoints and polishing off plates of falafel and homemade maqluba, I immersed in historical narratives and the living history of today.  In the diversity, a common thread was exposed.  Perhaps a banal observation,… Read More Universality of humanity in Israel and Palestine

World Cup ready dessert OR Dessert fit for Berlin

It’s the little things that trigger happy memories – memories of family togetherness during travels or times living abroad (or in another state).  Little things like dessert.  World Market does it to me every time.  For a minuscule obligatory donation, I return home with an edible item that will trigger smiles, laughter and stories of… Read More World Cup ready dessert OR Dessert fit for Berlin