Identity, or: Living bible

An ode to relocation Identity's not one's location, But many go to seek themselves; Youth, enticed by relocation, Pulls pack off the top shelf. Years lived in foreign societies Reveal a sojourner's essence; Accepting improprieties, Rethinking each defense. Awash in others yet so alone, Adaption proffers survival; Inner wisdoms bring out one's own faithful, living… Continue reading Identity, or: Living bible

Kievan Rus’, or: The modern nations

A 'Septolet' War has forever transformed Ukrainians. Ukrainians now want to expunge everything Russian from Ukraine. 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.

Secular Israeli Yom Kippur

Bicycle Day There is a fascinating Israeli cultural phenomenon that I would like to share with you, which occurs annually on the day of Yom Kippur, which is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Now, without getting into details, suffice it to say that Yom Kippur has very strict religious restrictions, which include all… Continue reading Secular Israeli Yom Kippur