Warm, welcoming work culture

Sorry, WP Friends I've been feeling guilty of late because, for the past two weeks, I've been struggling to find the time to comment on all of my WP friends' blogs. Two weeks ago was when I began my new job at The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). Like many Israelis, I have more than… Continue reading Warm, welcoming work culture

Hardly aware, or: Certainly unclear

A sijo each ever spirals through substantial, intangible changes hardly aware, certainly unclear as cycles snap and twist coil together, one into the next resisting gravity 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #8 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that include the words 'rebirth' or 'change' today. Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised… Continue reading Hardly aware, or: Certainly unclear

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy…

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.-Wayne Dyer (1940 โ€“ 2015) If there is no struggle, there is no progress.-Frederick Douglass (1817 โ€“ 1895) The more things change, the more they are the same.-Alphonse Karr (1808 โ€“ 1890) Some people don't like change, but you need to… Continue reading All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy…

You may end up where you are heading…

If you donโ€™t like something, change it. If you canโ€™t change it, change your attitude.-Maya Angelou (1928 โ€“ 2014) To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.-Winston Churchill (1874 โ€“ 1965) Be the change you wish to see in the world.-Mahatma Gandhi (1869 โ€“ 1948) They always say time changes things, but you… Continue reading You may end up where you are heading…

I got a new job!

A big step forward After seven-and-a-half years of working in communications for an NGO that advocates for religious freedom in Israel, I've accepted a grant writing position with the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI); my official start date is Sunday, May 8th. Change is never easy, of course, and I am incredibly fond of my… Continue reading I got a new job!

Windows, or: Fourth dimension

A waltmarie Comprised of 5 consecutive American sentences A chilly breeze blows across the apartment through large, open windows. We find ourselves observing the shifting seasons, passengers through time. Our senses tingle at winter's birth, our bare hands; noses; tongues... our eyes. The frailty of bare trees and wind's colors are almost hard to look… Continue reading Windows, or: Fourth dimension

Stone, or: Water

An American sentence: Language trickles slowly, wearing down our obstinate societies. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the line… Continue reading Stone, or: Water

Base stats, or: Experience points

An American sentence: If you reread this sentence, that will be another experience. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing… Continue reading Base stats, or: Experience points