Jerusalem is fascinating… The city is ancient, of course, but observing it in action as a living, modern city, is equally as amazing. I guess some people think they are going to some back-water country… But even so, it sometimes is as if time stopped. But in others, everything continues as it
Religions converge on Jerusalem. In Israel, it seems so many who cannot agree have agreed on their Holy of Holies. Everyone to the East and West looks at Israel with fascination: whether with pity or zeal. And by “everyone to the east” I mean the rest of two-thirds of the population of the planet who
** ORIGINAL POST: 18 June 2008 ** Whether you take that as being profound or just kinda, “Well, duh,” it is true. Although it is late at night in Jerusalem right now, when the sun rises tomorrow morning (only a few hours from now) it will be a sunny day. “What the heck are you
** ORIGINALLY POSTED: 3 Apr 2008 ** When does one rock hold more significance than other rock? Is it age? Lots of rocks are old – even the ones out there on the sidewalk. Is it location? I’ve picked up rocks from dozens of places now – from the chalky yellow rocks in the Valley
** ORIGINALLY POSTED: 30 Mar 2008 ** We returned to Israel on Thursday the 20th – crossing back across the desert and to the King Hussein bridge. Through many of the good ol’ stuff we’d almost grown used to we’d seen so much… How fast things like that go from being foreign to just another
** ORIGINAL POST: 29 Mar 2008 ** Well, I’m not from Kansas – I’m from Alabama – but this is definitely the furthest from home I’ve ever been. I don’t think China could even be more distant from my “norm”. On March 18, I crossed into the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for a few stops.
** ORIGINAL POST: 25 Mar 2008 ** It took a while to sink in. Even the few days of tests and busy-ness that led up to last Friday didn’t really seem all that exciting as we prepared and packed (at the last minute) for Israel. Even as we waited for a while before the plane