Songs in the Key of (My) Life

MEDIUM.COM, June 2, 2017 I recently went through a difficult life transition that, like most transitions, led me to a reflective place. This time around, I was drawn to music to help me process — as Stevie Wonder might say, “Songs in the Key of Life” except they were the keys of my life. I […]

Dreaming of Becoming an Israel

TIMES OF ISRAEL BLOG, August 31, 2016 “As you drive HOME take a moment to realize that although you may have been to Israel on previous trips, this is the first time leaving Ben Gurion as an Israeli citizen.” Two weeks ago, El Al flight attendants scurried around the plane handing out last minute information […]

What a Long Strange (Pilot) Trip It’s Been

TIMES OF ISRAEL BLOG, June 16, 2016 Nine days after I landed in Israel, I returned home—my home, that is, for the next 67 days. As an upcoming olah chadisha (new immigrant), I left Northern California last week with one weekender suitcase, one carry-on bag, and one very short ‘to do’ list—find a place to live […]