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Truck carrying wind turbine blade across Australia

Is Australia Sustainable? Ecological Lessons from Down Under

Is Australia sustainable? 250 years of bad agricultural practices informed by colonial thinking brought country to the verge of collapse. Land degradation, species extinctions, salinization. Aboriginal influence and genocide is discussed, as well as new schools of thought and action striving to correct and heal.

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Irreversible Ecological Damage? Lessons from The North

Irreversisble ecological damage in the northern isles? How do the British and Scottish islands, Iceland and Ireland stand? Defining reversible. Sheep obsession, “sheepwrecked” treeless landscapes, green wastelands, soil degradation. Findhorn eco-agriculture as a possible model for redemption?

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Syrian-African Rift in Clouds

Syrian-African Rift pics were taken on a cloudy February day (2016) on a drive up north. Route 90 – the longest in Israel -reaches from Eilat in the South to Kiryat Shmona in the North. In the section shown in this gallery, the road passes very near the Jordanian border.

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Following the wheat harvest, Buddhist family lunch in field. Likir, Ladakh

Environmentally Sustainable Diet – Why is it not Taking Over Yet?

Environmentally sustainable diets are not taking over yet. Powerful lobbies and cultural habits are in the way. Concepts of gender, class & diet vary culturally. I describe different attitudes towards meat eating in different societies, showing that a heavy-duty meat diet it is not an inevitablity. We can, and must, change!

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Truck carrying wind turbine blade across Australia

Is Australia Sustainable? Ecological Lessons from Down Under

Is Australia sustainable? 250 years of bad agricultural practices informed by colonial thinking brought country to the verge of collapse. Land degradation, species extinctions, salinization. Aboriginal influence and genocide is discussed, as well as new schools of thought and action striving to correct and heal.

Read More »

Irreversible Ecological Damage? Lessons from The North

Irreversisble ecological damage in the northern isles? How do the British and Scottish islands, Iceland and Ireland stand? Defining reversible. Sheep obsession, “sheepwrecked” treeless landscapes, green wastelands, soil degradation. Findhorn eco-agriculture as a possible model for redemption?

Read More »

Syrian-African Rift in Clouds

Syrian-African Rift pics were taken on a cloudy February day (2016) on a drive up north. Route 90 – the longest in Israel -reaches from Eilat in the South to Kiryat Shmona in the North. In the section shown in this gallery, the road passes very near the Jordanian border.

Read More »
Following the wheat harvest, Buddhist family lunch in field. Likir, Ladakh

Environmentally Sustainable Diet – Why is it not Taking Over Yet?

Environmentally sustainable diets are not taking over yet. Powerful lobbies and cultural habits are in the way. Concepts of gender, class & diet vary culturally. I describe different attitudes towards meat eating in different societies, showing that a heavy-duty meat diet it is not an inevitablity. We can, and must, change!

Read More »

Articles

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Back view of hair, in front of house

Hair Galore

The general talk about hair and age is demoralizing and most of it is not based in facts. Taking good care of your hair, even dyed hair, can keep your hair growing and shiny. I offer tips, advice and an apology to hairdressers

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Back view of hair, in front of house

Hair Galore

The general talk about hair and age is demoralizing and most of it is not based in facts. Taking good care of your hair, even dyed hair, can keep your hair growing and shiny. I offer tips, advice and an apology to hairdressers

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Incredible India

This section is “under construction”. Much much more is yet to come about my trip to Incredible India. Keep posted. Subscribe! Here is a link to the Incredible India page.

Shabbat meal at Beit Bina, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India Part 4 – The Spiritual Scene

The home-made Israeli spiritual scene in India ranges from the orthodox Beit Chabad to the innovative Beit Bina with the “Jewish Heart” in between. They all provide a warm home but with some strings attached, and a “protection” from the surrounding overwhelming “spiritual salad”.

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Garbage and donkey behind Savitri Temple, Pushkar, Rajasthan

Point Finger at Polluter

India’s garbage problem. Despite the glorious esthetic and spiritual traditions, the problem of waste accumulation and inadequate disposal is undermining India’s life and beauty. Change is coming but slow.

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Shabbat meal at Beit Bina, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India Part 4 – The Spiritual Scene

The home-made Israeli spiritual scene in India ranges from the orthodox Beit Chabad to the innovative Beit Bina with the “Jewish Heart” in between. They all provide a warm home but with some strings attached, and a “protection” from the surrounding overwhelming “spiritual salad”.

Read More »

Poetry

More poetry is yet to come. Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to the poetry page

Beach scene, Tel Aviv

Jerusalem’s Alternative

Tiger pants and tight leather,
Firm breasts over high heels
Wafts of air picking up mini skirts
Touching soft flesh
Coiled into ringed bellybuttons.

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Waves and fogs

Freak Wave

You came onto my life
Like a freak wave
Everything rose,
Then crashed over the deck

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Blame

I abjure responsibility for:

Colonialism,

White Privilege,

Slavery.

The Crucifixion,

The Book of Joshua,

The Settlements.

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Beach scene, Tel Aviv

Jerusalem’s Alternative

Tiger pants and tight leather,
Firm breasts over high heels
Wafts of air picking up mini skirts
Touching soft flesh
Coiled into ringed bellybuttons.

Read More »
Waves and fogs

Freak Wave

You came onto my life
Like a freak wave
Everything rose,
Then crashed over the deck

Read More »

Blame

I abjure responsibility for:

Colonialism,

White Privilege,

Slavery.

The Crucifixion,

The Book of Joshua,

The Settlements.

Read More »

Galleries

Since a big part of this website is dedicated to world traveling, this collection of photo galleries is focused on the beauty, variety and creativity of the Land of Israel. An emphasis on the desert will soon be balanced with more pictures from the North and Center.

Syrian-African Rift in Clouds

Syrian-African Rift pics were taken on a cloudy February day (2016) on a drive up north. Route 90 – the longest in Israel -reaches from Eilat in the South to Kiryat Shmona in the North. In the section shown in this gallery, the road passes very near the Jordanian border.

Read More »
Israel in pictures. Selected galleries of nature and city photos trying to convey the unique beauty, variety and creativity of the Land.

Rainy Desert

Photo gallery. Desert rains in the extreme climate of the Southern Arava (2013-4) created magical landscapes composed of water, mud and vegetation. Some old acacia trees submerged mangrove-like. Old lakes and reservoirs filled up. Dormant seeds came to life.

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Trees with snowy mountains

Snowy Edom Mountains

Photo gallery. Edom Mountains snow. It actually snowed on the Jordanian Edom Mountains in Jordan the year of 2013, resulting in amazing views of snowy peaks in sheer desert, as viewed from the Israeli Arava Valley.

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Grasses and flowers blooming in the Arava extreme desert

Desert Blooms

Photo gallery. 2013 was a rainy year for the otherwise water-thirsty Arava Valley, Israel. Seeds that laid dormant for years, some from northern regions, sprouted and bloomed, creating spectacular colorful niches in the otherwise parched land.

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Grasses and flowers blooming in the Arava extreme desert

Desert Blooms

Photo gallery. 2013 was a rainy year for the otherwise water-thirsty Arava Valley, Israel. Seeds that laid dormant for years, some from northern regions, sprouted and bloomed, creating spectacular colorful niches in the otherwise parched land.

Read More »
Trees with snowy mountains

Snowy Edom Mountains

Photo gallery. Edom Mountains snow. It actually snowed on the Jordanian Edom Mountains in Jordan the year of 2013, resulting in amazing views of snowy peaks in sheer desert, as viewed from the Israeli Arava Valley.

Read More »
Israel in pictures. Selected galleries of nature and city photos trying to convey the unique beauty, variety and creativity of the Land.

Rainy Desert

Photo gallery. Desert rains in the extreme climate of the Southern Arava (2013-4) created magical landscapes composed of water, mud and vegetation. Some old acacia trees submerged mangrove-like. Old lakes and reservoirs filled up. Dormant seeds came to life.

Read More »

Syrian-African Rift in Clouds

Syrian-African Rift pics were taken on a cloudy February day (2016) on a drive up north. Route 90 – the longest in Israel -reaches from Eilat in the South to Kiryat Shmona in the North. In the section shown in this gallery, the road passes very near the Jordanian border.

Read More »
Grasses and flowers blooming in the Arava extreme desert

Desert Blooms

Photo gallery. 2013 was a rainy year for the otherwise water-thirsty Arava Valley, Israel. Seeds that laid dormant for years, some from northern regions, sprouted and bloomed, creating spectacular colorful niches in the otherwise parched land.

Read More »
Trees with snowy mountains

Snowy Edom Mountains

Photo gallery. Edom Mountains snow. It actually snowed on the Jordanian Edom Mountains in Jordan the year of 2013, resulting in amazing views of snowy peaks in sheer desert, as viewed from the Israeli Arava Valley.

Read More »
Israel in pictures. Selected galleries of nature and city photos trying to convey the unique beauty, variety and creativity of the Land.

Rainy Desert

Photo gallery. Desert rains in the extreme climate of the Southern Arava (2013-4) created magical landscapes composed of water, mud and vegetation. Some old acacia trees submerged mangrove-like. Old lakes and reservoirs filled up. Dormant seeds came to life.

Read More »

Syrian-African Rift in Clouds

Syrian-African Rift pics were taken on a cloudy February day (2016) on a drive up north. Route 90 – the longest in Israel -reaches from Eilat in the South to Kiryat Shmona in the North. In the section shown in this gallery, the road passes very near the Jordanian border.

Read More »
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