The challenge of my mother-in-law’s visit

My mother-in-law arrives from Russia tonight; she'll be staying with us for some six weeks. She used to visit us once annually, but we haven't seen her in person for three years due to COVID-19; and, given the unpredictability of Russia's political relationships with other countries, it's not clear that flights between Russia and Israel… Continue reading The challenge of my mother-in-law’s visit

My mother-in-law, or: Her daughter

A 'Septolet' My mother-in-law believes Kremlin propaganda. My wife fundraises for Ukraine without telling her mom. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

Bee bread, or: Battered

Dedication This tanka prose is dedicated to the inimitable Shira Destinie Jones who has committed her life to developing a sustainable societal framework to provide a basic safety net for each and every child. Tanka prose A safer, empathetic, and sustainable global society in which each person has food, shelter, education, and health care, at… Continue reading Bee bread, or: Battered