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Dawn Quyle Landau
Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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Thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for your weekly commitment and passion. Thank you Roger Bultot for this week’s photo. I’m grateful for the time each of you takes to read my work. I’m moving slowly, but do my best to return … Continue reading
It’s been weeks since I’ve been able to participate in Friday Fictioneers, and oh how I’ve missed it! Each week I see the prompt, and have had to leave it waiting. I knew I would not have time to reciprocate … Continue reading
Sparkle on the Water, Dust in the Wind
I am making another effort for the Friday Fictioneers… which, thanks to the patient assistance of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, the creator of FF, and Amy over at The Bumble Files, I think I finally understand. The photo prompt comes out on … Continue reading
Posted in 9/11, Blog, Blogging, Death of parent, Jewish, Judaism, Life, My world, Tales From the Motherland, Writing Tagged 9/11, death of a parent, Friday Fictioneers, Holocaust, Judaism, Tales From the Motherlaland 36 Comments
The New Year: A Time for Reflection, Change, and a Gas Mask
Last night we welcomed the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, with a full house, at worship services. There was much singing; everyone arrived in their High Holy Day finest; and our Rabbi shared thoughts and words that were deeply meaningful … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Beauty, Blogging, Can't sleep, Courage, Daily Observations, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, News, Parenting, Tales From the Motherland, Women, Writing Tagged #WPLongform, change, Grown children, Jewish New Year, parenting, reflections, Rosh Hashanah, Syria, Tales from the Motherland, the Middle East 15 Comments
The jet lag continues, a week after my return. I’m still having a hard time staying up past 7pm, and I’m waking at 4-5 AM; ouch! Add a bad cold to the mix, and it has not been a smooth … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Awareness, Beautiful places, Blog, Honest observations on many things, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, travel, Women, Women's issues, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Christianity, Conversion to Orthodox Judaism, Faith, Israel, Jerusalem, Judaism, love, Mother-daughter, Muslim, parenting, religion, Tales from the Motherland, travel 16 Comments
Hummus or Hamas, They’re Not the Same Thing
For the record, humus and Hamas are not the same thing. That may seem obvious: one is a yummy chickpea-tahini spread, that is on or served with practically everything in Israel, and the other is an Islamic fundamentalist group … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Beautiful places, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Musings, My world, Tales From the Motherland, travel, Writing Tagged Ethnic food, Food, Hummus, Israel, Jerusalem, Jewish, Jews, Mother-daughter, parenting, Sabich, Shukshuka, Tales from the Motherland, travel 30 Comments
The Middle: Speak Slowly, And No Sudden Moves
Jet lag, or re-entry, after a long trip is a bitch. Despite the fact that I had the most amazing time in Israel, by the time I got to North America yesterday— as in Toronto, Canada, and just shy of … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Beautiful places, Blogging, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Musings, My world, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, travel, traveling alone, Wonderful Things Tagged Adventure, Ben Gurion, Food, Hassidic, Israel, Jet lag, Jews, Judaism, Middle East, religion, Tales from the Motherland, travel 23 Comments
Three Pair of Pants, One Long Skirt (for Shabbat)… Israel, Here I Come!
Today I leave on a 10 day adventure to visit my girl, Principessa. She’s been in Israel since early September, but she’s spent nearly two years there in the past three years. It’s where she wants to live. Live. While … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Aging, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, travel, traveling alone, Women, Women's issues, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Adventure, blogs, Israel, Judaism, Kibbutz, Leon Klinghoffer, Packing, Tales from the Motherland, travel, Travel in Israel, Western Wall, writing 29 Comments