snapshots of a wild and precious life

Once again, I can't believe so much time has passed since I last wrote... The autumn always feels so busy, especially after all the Jewish holy days are over. The temperatures cool. Pilgrims return. Students are back to school. And meetings seem to multiply. So expect nothing profound from this post. Consider it more a…

welcome to jayyous

Today I had the chance to go to the opening of a skate park in Jayyous, a village in the western West Bank, not much more than a stone's throw from Tel Aviv. The son of a friend of mine is the founder of SkatePal, an organisation which builds skate parks in Palestine and teaches…

rejoice, weep & live peaceably

Friends, I must apologise again for such a long silence. Work has been busy, but also the temperatures have finally dropped (to upper 20s / low 30s celsius) so I've tried to spend more time away from my computer taking advantage of the nice weather. We even had our first rain of the season just…

all perils & dangers

Is it just me, friends, or does the world seem weighed down and weary at the moment? I feel tetchy and on edge almost all the time these days. Initially I put it down to the weather, which, after a brief respite of temperatures in the mid-30s celsius, is now back around 40 or higher.…