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Who am I?

To the Ethiopians, I am Faranji,

To the Sephardi – Ashkenazi,

To the Japanese, – Geijin,

To the Mexicans – Gringa.

To the Palestinians – an invader…

A poetic search for a positive identity among multiple social negative ones.

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Ben Gurion’s Genius – Dismantling Militias on “Both Sides”

Ben Gurion’s political genius enabled him to dismantle the pre-state militias on both sides of the political spectrum, and merge them into the emerging IDF. It hasn’t been easy, but the state would not have survived otherwise. I elaborate about the healthy foundations of Israel. Make comparisons to the American situation.

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Two Fences and an Island – Trump, Twain, Epstein and the American Dream

Has Trump ever known the joy of painting a fence? Stripping “virgin” islands to strip teenage girls – is this the filthy-rich idea of the American Dream? Buying a private Virgin Island is advertised as “pursuing the American Dream”. Is Mr. Epstein its embodiment? And how is that similar to the ISIS dream? Are we seeing the Brave New World now? Or are science and technology today serving at the behest of the same old vices of individuals, destroying our planet on the go?

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With Kali at ladies temple, Amritzar

Mata Lal Devi Mandir – Amritsar’s “Ladies Temple”

Mata Lal Devi Mandir, or in its common name “The Ladies Temple” in Amritsar, displays an abundance of goddess figures and pictures, as well as an effeminate Buddha and is dedicated to a 20th century bespectacled female guru reputed to live on fruit and milk. Atmosphere is much more relaxed than in the Golden Temple. A good tuktuk driver is essential for a great rambling day around the city.

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The Real Great Replacement

We have replaced

Wild animals with cats and dogs

Birds of the skies with pigeons and crows

Bee pollinators with cockroaches and flies

Bison with cows

…Forests with pastures

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Sunrays in mist. Eilat's rainforest. Israel

Rainforest in Extreme Desert

On an abandoned army outpost in extreme desert, three friends created a one-of-a-kind rainforest and oraganic botanical garden with 1000 differnet plants and trees that grow on desalinized water disseminated in pulses of mist. Soil is fertilized by compost alone.

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Who am I?

To the Ethiopians, I am Faranji,

To the Sephardi – Ashkenazi,

To the Japanese, – Geijin,

To the Mexicans – Gringa.

To the Palestinians – an invader…

A poetic search for a positive identity among multiple social negative ones.

Read More »

The Real Great Replacement

We have replaced

Wild animals with cats and dogs

Birds of the skies with pigeons and crows

Bee pollinators with cockroaches and flies

Bison with cows

…Forests with pastures

Read More »
Sunrays in mist. Eilat's rainforest. Israel

Rainforest in Extreme Desert

On an abandoned army outpost in extreme desert, three friends created a one-of-a-kind rainforest and oraganic botanical garden with 1000 differnet plants and trees that grow on desalinized water disseminated in pulses of mist. Soil is fertilized by compost alone.

Read More »

Who am I?

To the Ethiopians, I am Faranji,

To the Sephardi – Ashkenazi,

To the Japanese, – Geijin,

To the Mexicans – Gringa.

To the Palestinians – an invader…

A poetic search for a positive identity among multiple social negative ones.

Read More »

 

Goings-on

In this new section I will try to relate directly to current events and proceedings in the ever-churning, boiling, bubbling cauldron of our political and social reality today. I’ll try to keep posts short.

Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to the “Goings-on” page. 

 

Mindroll

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

   

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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.

Sunrise over Mumbai Bay view from Sea Shore Hotel

24 Hours in Mumbai – Train, Boat, Taxi, Feet

My 24 hours in Mumbai were rich in experiences and human encounters – the train (un)expected ordeal, hotel and dining, and then the awesome Elaphanta Island caves, boat ride, climb. Even the taxi trip to the airport was illuminating.

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Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time – Part 1

Cows are holy, but are women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirtwork? First post on topic gives background on cows, “cow products” and recommends opening the mind. In Appendix you can witness a funny encounter regarding holy cows at the Israeli-Indian interphase.

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Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time, India – Part 2

Cows are holy, goddesses are revered, female pilots fly commercial, but are millions of rural women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirty shitwork? Ecological, financial value of rural women’s work is high, but they don’t own anything. Academics give conflicting views on how the work is perceived in the community and by the women.

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Sunrise over Mumbai Bay view from Sea Shore Hotel

24 Hours in Mumbai – Train, Boat, Taxi, Feet

My 24 hours in Mumbai were rich in experiences and human encounters – the train (un)expected ordeal, hotel and dining, and then the awesome Elaphanta Island caves, boat ride, climb. Even the taxi trip to the airport was illuminating.

Read More »

 

Poetry

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

Timely Considerations

Help!!!
Time is killing me
One minute at a time
And nobody comes to my aid.
All manuals fail,
Parents aren’t here to kiss it better

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Nine Lives

Look at the dead cat’s body
Sprawled on your neighborhood street
For ten minutes.

Look straight
Don’t blink.

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Before the storm, Kancamagus, White Mountains, NH

American Skies

I like to be

Stranger in a Strange land

Like to not be

where you are from

where I’m from

Not belong

an Other

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Timely Considerations

Help!!!
Time is killing me
One minute at a time
And nobody comes to my aid.
All manuals fail,
Parents aren’t here to kiss it better

Read More »

Nine Lives

Look at the dead cat’s body
Sprawled on your neighborhood street
For ten minutes.

Look straight
Don’t blink.

Read More »
Before the storm, Kancamagus, White Mountains, NH

American Skies

I like to be

Stranger in a Strange land

Like to not be

where you are from

where I’m from

Not belong

an Other

Read More »

Timely Considerations

Help!!!
Time is killing me
One minute at a time
And nobody comes to my aid.
All manuals fail,
Parents aren’t here to kiss it better

Read More »

Nine Lives

Look at the dead cat’s body
Sprawled on your neighborhood street
For ten minutes.

Look straight
Don’t blink.

Read More »
Before the storm, Kancamagus, White Mountains, NH

American Skies

I like to be

Stranger in a Strange land

Like to not be

where you are from

where I’m from

Not belong

an Other

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.

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