I always tried to talk our neighbors, no matter where we lived. I was met with side glances, faces pretending they had not heard my hello, or just a blank stare as if I was a ghost in the hallway with a bag of groceries digging in his pockets for the house keys. They shuffled…
When was the last time you walked in the street and the smell was so overpoweringly sweet, just shy of being wrapped in honey? But that fragrance is…
We have been eating uncertainty for breakfast. If the sky was falling, that would be easier to deal with - you just try to somehow run away from the…
There are two mourning doves that live in the courtyard. My desk faces them, tucked up against the big windows. In the morning, they sing soft and low…
The sun on my heels, I feel a profound sense of satisfaction, with what might be a good bottle of wine dancing around in the bag on my shoulder next to…
All of the mirrors in the house are covered, while you sit Shiva for a fellow Jew that has passed away. One explanation is quite simple - this helps you…
Sometimes, we predict the future by accident. I could claim to be just a little bit psychic if I wanted to, but no - I am not. I just think a lot about…
You can tell a lot about a society by how they treat strays. Some hide them from sight like they are a plague, scooping them up and putting them down…
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Impressions of an Expat