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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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Liquids of Life

Sperm, milk, birth waters,
Saliva, blood, tears…
For hundreds of millions of years –
Transferred
In an Endless Chain of Being

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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 »

Liquids of Life

Sperm, milk, birth waters,
Saliva, blood, tears…
For hundreds of millions of years –
Transferred
In an Endless Chain of Being

Read More »
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 »

Articles

New articles will show up here. Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to “Mindroll“. 

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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The Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 1

Israelis desert their homeland for the High Holidays. Warmed relations with Saudi enable air carriers to fly direct, shrinking the continent for the India-bound Israeli. And the crowd is not what you think…

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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

Blame

I abjure responsibility for:

Colonialism,

White Privilege,

Slavery.

The Crucifixion,

The Book of Joshua,

The Settlements.

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The taming of the shrew

The Tamed Shrew

What a waste

The tamed shrew –

She could have won an Olympic gold,
She could have been a magnificent mime,
She could have written plays better than Shakespeare,

Excuse the sacrilege

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Jaresh collonade, Jordan

Letter to the Americas

Dear New Worlders,

We heard about your latest mass shooting ,

So we thought we’ll just mention, if we may,

that

Oh, we’ve seen it all already –

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Blame

I abjure responsibility for:

Colonialism,

White Privilege,

Slavery.

The Crucifixion,

The Book of Joshua,

The Settlements.

Read More »
The taming of the shrew

The Tamed Shrew

What a waste

The tamed shrew –

She could have won an Olympic gold,
She could have been a magnificent mime,
She could have written plays better than Shakespeare,

Excuse the sacrilege

Read More »
Jaresh collonade, Jordan

Letter to the Americas

Dear New Worlders,

We heard about your latest mass shooting ,

So we thought we’ll just mention, if we may,

that

Oh, we’ve seen it all already –

Read More »

Blame

I abjure responsibility for:

Colonialism,

White Privilege,

Slavery.

The Crucifixion,

The Book of Joshua,

The Settlements.

Read More »
The taming of the shrew

The Tamed Shrew

What a waste

The tamed shrew –

She could have won an Olympic gold,
She could have been a magnificent mime,
She could have written plays better than Shakespeare,

Excuse the sacrilege

Read More »
Jaresh collonade, Jordan

Letter to the Americas

Dear New Worlders,

We heard about your latest mass shooting ,

So we thought we’ll just mention, if we may,

that

Oh, we’ve seen it all already –

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.

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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Israeli Sakura – Almond Trees in Bloom

The early Israeli spring starts in January-February and is marked by the iconic almond trees blooms. All over the country white and pink petals abound. On the ground you also get anemones, cyclamens and other annual flowers. THe second wave comes March-May.

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Painted Desert, Arava, Israel

Painted Desert, Arava, a free playfield for rock, wind, sand, water, animals, people. Natural sculptures defy artistic imagination. God is watching, too, as queen erosion is busy sculpting.

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Israeli Sakura – Almond Trees in Bloom

The early Israeli spring starts in January-February and is marked by the iconic almond trees blooms. All over the country white and pink petals abound. On the ground you also get anemones, cyclamens and other annual flowers. THe second wave comes March-May.

Read More »

Painted Desert, Arava, Israel

Painted Desert, Arava, a free playfield for rock, wind, sand, water, animals, people. Natural sculptures defy artistic imagination. God is watching, too, as queen erosion is busy sculpting.

Read More »
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