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September 11 – Twelve Years After

It’s incredible to think that it has been 12 years since I published my experience of what has become known as 9/11, the day the World Trade Center towers and Pentagon was attacked by terrorist in the United States. Three weeks after the attack, I wrote of the hope we all had for our future, […]

Time Counts

I’ve been helping Noah Weiss with his WordPress.com site and found his article on countdowns triggered a memory for me. There are many forms of countdowns in our lives. Counting down as a warning, to prepare for launch, to time a game. There are also many ways to count up, counting to ten to control […]

Coming Home to Find War

My apologizes to all of my friends in the Middle East for not getting through to you sooner. I’ve been traveling extensively these past few weeks, crisscrossing the United States again, and this week found me in tons of airports and long car rides without much Internet connection nor news information. To all of my […]

Jerusalem: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Tomb of Christ, is one of the most holy of holy sites in the world. It is recognized by most religions, though argued over, as the site where Jesus was crucified and buried. It is “owned” by four religions which maintain the structure as best […]

Media Propaganda Bulldozes Israel – Twists Middle East Conflict

I don’t babble on much about political or personal opinions about the world around us on our website, especially on the points that really make me want to scream and yell. I will often wrap those opinions up in storytelling, since these are usually inappropriate for this site. Well, today I got the chance to […]

Photographing and Exploring Jerusalem

Exploring the Old City of Jerusalem means going back through time. Not just back but down through the layers of time. A city conquered, crushed, rebuilt, conquered and crushed, then rebuilt again and again and again, visitors to Jerusalem relive the adventure by touring the many layers of history which remain. Many recent archeological discoveries […]

Three Weeks After the Terror of September 11, 2001

It has been interesting to watch how people are handling the tragedy of September 11, 2001. I’m not in the United States, so I can only assume what it is like for those there. Here in Israel, it has been rather fascinating. From amid the horror and agony of watching the events of unnecessary terror […]

Terrorism Hits Home on 9-11

The world is different today. Not only is the landscape different in New York and Washington, DC, the world in general has completely changed today. My world changed today. Yesterday, a normal day, Naomi asked me if I knew where to get a deep fat fryer, the electric kind with a lid and filter to […]

Teaching English – Can You Please Me?

Dr. Alex’s determination to learn English is amazing. He attacks it with a passion that delights and humbles me. I feel so insignificant against such concentration and determination. I am teaching both he and his wife English. Dr. Alex is a lyrical and wonderful storyteller. He explains that one of his hobbies is to write […]

Lessons Learned from Dahni, The Eyeless Wonder Cat

Dahni had no eyes. Shhhh. He didn’t know it. And we didn’t tell him. They say that what a child didn’t know won’t hurt him. We decided not to tell Dahni that he had no eyes, and he didn’t seem to mind. He was our Eyeless Wonder Cat. When he arrived in our home in […]

Brent and Lorelle VanFossen Take Their Camera on the Road – to Israel

PRESS RELEASE DATE: September 1999 SUBJECT: The VanFossens Change Roads VanFossen Productions, Lorelle and Brent VanFossen "Taking Your Camera on the Road" www.cameraontheroad.com lorelle@cameraontheroad.com Tel Aviv, Israel Tel Aviv, Israel – “I just got a job offer in Israel.” Brent’s words were greeted with a great hiss of “What?!” from his wife, Lorelle, startling the […]

The Symptoms of Touch – Hiddai Levi

Program by Hiddai Levi Essay/Notes by Lorelle VanFossen To right the unrightable wrong, to love pure and chaste from afar, to try when your arms are too weary, to reach the unreachable star. Song, The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha Exploring the psychology and "symptoms" of touch with Hiddai Levi was a revelation […]

Touching Clues

Tell a man that there are 400 billion stars and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to touch it. I come from anti-touching stock. Sure, as babies we were hugged and cuddled, coddled and cooed, but then something happened. Maybe it was the changes that occur naturally in […]

Active and Reflective Listening

This meeting was very exciting and here is a summary of the program for those who missed out. Active Listening – Are You Being Heard? Active listening is traditionally considered a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding. Many have come to think of it as structured conversation, where one […]

Pursuing Your Passion – Getting Out of Your Own Way

Due to the overwhelming response by those who attended the last meeting, here is a summary of the topic presented: "Finding Your Passion, Part II". In many of the lessons found in Cheryl Richardson’s book, Life Makeovers, she reiterates the point that once you have set a goal, made a decision, and taken a step […]