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Home School for Home Rule

October 1st, 2013, No Comments

Along the scale of political viewpoints, I firmly believe in taking things issue by issue, using the constitution as the ‘midline’ point. After all, you can’t get too far to the left or right without falling afoul of the Supreme Court. True, the context of a legislative question or life decision may change from one […]

Anti-Semitism in Israel

September 9th, 2013, No Comments

It is with the greatest disgust that I report upon the futility of public educational systems which continue to graduate ignorance in the form of anti-Semitic adults. People who have never even met a Jewish person are visiting Israel and professing our great, good fortune that Jews ‘run the world’. I kid you not! Always […]

Global Edition of the NY Times Highlights Western Art

August 22nd, 2013, No Comments

I’m reading Ha’aretz, the Israeli version of this publication that that keeps me up to date in my travels outside the USA. Leg swelling and fatigue (from CFIDS and other conditions), brought me back to the quietest area in Israel called Judea (see my earlier post on Masada). This edition reprinted an article from the […]

My Favorite Prescription Drug

August 7th, 2013, 1 Comment

An article in the Huffington Post today, agrees with a suggestion made by my doctor some years ago. Deficient in magnesium and some other nutrients due to my dietary limitations following toxic injury, he informed me that dark chocolate offers some of those nutrients and might help with leg cramping. Who am I to argue […]

The Occasional Hostile Hostel

June 26th, 2013, No Comments

I’ve stayed in some lovely hostels during my budget travels. Many have been upgraded to hotel quality standards; they aren’t your grandparents’ backpacker flophouses any longer. Here in Israel, I’ve mostly had good experiences as well but last night I had a second, serious disappointment at the Gordon Inn and Guest House in Tel Aviv. […]

Setting Your Checkbook Ahead

June 25th, 2013, No Comments

When you travel with a learning disability, organization is essential to your ability to finish what you start in the most efficient manner. This means timing; leaving sufficient time for that flight or train as well as enough time to use the ‘head’ (toilet) before your departure. Changing money is another art and science that […]

The Other Side of Wrong

May 26th, 2013, No Comments

My travels have progressed rather slowly due to health issues and a fixed income schedule which determines when moving on is practical. The benefits have been undeniable. I’ve viewed the natural wonders of incredibly diverse landscapes and climates. Even more satisfying has been the swell of intense admiration evoked by the sight of so many […]

A Sweet Little Machine

April 22nd, 2013, No Comments

If you aren’t feeling so hot on a consistent basis and are postponing that visit to an expensive specialist, one simple question might help in making that decision. How’s your blood sugar? It’s surprisingly simple to find out if your diet and eating schedule needs to be altered to counter that sudden drop in energy, […]

How To Respond to a Plea for Help

March 12th, 2013, No Comments

In my travels, I’ve seen many homeless and hungry people and had my own share of adversity. The flood of need in these difficult times dicates a new way to help others. Many of us are only one paycheck away from destitution ourselves. Some people are, unfortunately, so cynical that they literally won’t give you […]

Behavior Modification and Our Belief Systems

January 24th, 2013, No Comments

My trips through the USA and Europe have been fraught with experiences representing the schizophrenic affects of political upheaval in the West. Along with all of that is a glimpse of the hopes on the part of some of the strongest cultures on earth for recovery. All in all, it resembles a great human experiment […]

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