Category Archives: travel

A Stream of Conscious Grief

I’m sitting on a plane, flying from Tel Aviv, Israel–– after visiting my daughter, son-in-law and my beautiful 17-month-old grandson. Leaving them is always brutal. While I’m there, I lose myself in a beautiful world of baby laughter, love and … Continue reading

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Waiting: For The Spark to Return

This morning I found myself awake at 3am. Jet lag. It sucks, if not for the obvious perk that you’ve been somewhere far enough away, that it messes with your sleep, when you return. I had the enormous perk of … Continue reading

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Jerusalem… It’s Hard.

Israel is a hard place. As I fly over Turkey, Bucharest, Czech Republic, Germany, etc, (each hour a reminder that just getting there is hard– that my girl lives very far away) that is what runs through my head, over and over: Israel … Continue reading

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Vanaka Vakalevu Bucket List Publications, Fiji Part 3

Some of you may or may not remember that a year ago this past July (16 months ago) I won airline tickets to Fiji (read here), on Bucket List Publications, offered by Fiji Airways. Let me be clear about this: … Continue reading

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Bula Vinaka, Matangi! Magic in Fiji– Part I

“Bula means hello, good, welcome… it has many meanings, but all things that are good. “ Marica (Maretha) patiently explained to me, my second night in Fiji. “Vinaka is thank you, but it also has many meanings. Together, they mean … Continue reading

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Mohamud Drives… (A Somalian Journey)

Mohamud was my driver from San Diego to Del Mar. I don’t say something like that very often. I don’t have drivers. I am happy to carry my own bags; I don’t fly in first class, unless I am upgraded … Continue reading

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Alone In A Hotel Room…

The prompt is to write for 10 minutes, “no more, no less.” Check out other writing for this Word Press Challenge, here.   Alone In A Hotel Room The temperature is strange, the pillow foreign. I toss and turn in the … Continue reading

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