Monthly Archives: December 2006

Hiatus, going fishing, taking a break.

What’s the deal? Hiatus? Fishing? Break? I’ve been writing here, pretty much daily, for just over three years. According to Blog-City that’s 1,748 posts averaged 1.55 a day. I’m not going to count words, but it is a lot of … Continue reading

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Best. Comic. Ever.

I love these comics, xkcd. The guy is brilliant and this is one of his best… um… since the last one.

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Work, work, work.

I stayed a couple hours late tonight and became on of THOSE people. I know have a blackberry, so apparently hell froze over. Be prepared to see pigs flying and peace in the Middle East. It actually got delivered to … Continue reading

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JVibe and The Ohisos

A while back, JVibe wrote a lovely article about the Ohisos. The Ohisos are blogger friends of mine in New York, although Akira is about to retire his second blog for something more exciting. Anywho, JVibe had a contest and … Continue reading

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Mazelim Tovim (or is it Mazelot Tovot?)

Mazel Tov to Shai in Tel Aviv. He sent me an IM this morning to tell me that he got engaged to Ifat. Shai and I worked together in London three years ago and met up when I was in … Continue reading

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Retail Therapy

Give it up for getting Boxing Day off work. I had the morning to laze around, drink coffee and write my first article for PresenTense. It was a day late and a quote short, so if you have something smart … Continue reading

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Egypt says “not anymore” to Bahais

I read about it on Dry Bones today and followed the link to Al Bawaba. The Egyptian courts ruled that Bahais can not legally state their religion on their national identity papers–they are now considered apostates to Islam by the … Continue reading

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Rambams tomb and other thoughts.

First of all, what do you folks know about Rambam’s tomb in Tiberias? Specifically, are there any traditions or superstitions connected to visiting and giving tzedakka there? I gave a friend a dollar for tzedakka (charity) to take on his … Continue reading

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The Christmas Challah is rising

I’m in my sister’s basement, tapping away at her fully functional laptop keyboard. Somehow she has managed to keep every single key on her laptop with a nearly two-year old son and three cats and I am missing four keys … Continue reading

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Er…. Santa Jones needs a bigger suitcase.

Apparently I thought that the presents I bought for my family would shrink to fit into my luggage. Try as I might, the train set is still the same size. The appliance is still the same size. The puzzles and … Continue reading

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