My 7 year old’s life itinerary

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 at 2:52 am

Here is the life plan which my 7 year old daughter wrote out and posted on the refrigerator: I’m in israelAmerica 8 daysget mareedisrael and give birthstay ther until my chiyld is 6africa 9 dayschina 15 daysfrance 2 daysnorth pole 110 daysbild a big igloo well, at least I know one daughter is set.  🙂

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Movie review and other matters

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 11:52 am

I’ve taken a bit of a break from blogging recently, mostly because I haven’t come across any book or movie that I’ve really loved or hated, and also because my life update would have read something like : "Still not many patients in the clinic, still waiting for book revision notes, still breathing."I’ve been splattering my […]

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Year and a Half Mark

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I just realized that last week was the year and a half anniversary of our aliyah and, looking back, I noticed no recent notes about Israel and our "klita."  (except the occasional gripe about bureaucracy and temporary unemployment) I am sitting now in an empty clinic (again) and so I thought– why not update my journal?  I am happy […]

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movie review(s)

Posted on Feb 7, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I think I’ll start with the movie I saw last night (Up in the Air) and then progress slowly and carefully to the movie I saw last week (Avatar). The first, a Goorge Clooney film about a jet-setting, "fire -for-hire" expert was just nominated for an Oscar.  Although I can’t see it winning over Avatar, perhaps […]

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THE MOVIE (don’t worry, no spoilers)

Posted on Jan 1, 2010 at 10:23 am

Well, I brought in the New Year in the best way possible: at the movie theatres, watching Sherlock Holmes, which was released last night in Israel.And let me just say:It was ALL KINDS OF AWESOME.The previews had not done the movie justice.  In  Sherlock Holmes, Victorian London came alive in a way that I have never experienced before– but not with the steady clip-clop of horse hooves, rustling petticoats, and pursed […]

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Movie Review: In which I rant about the lack of good Victorian filmmakers

Posted on Dec 19, 2009 at 5:07 pm

So my lovely and generous husband suggested an outing to Tel Aviv to see a movie which I had never heard of: Jane Campion’s "Bright Star." I use the adjective "generous" because I am quite aware that watching a Victorian* romance is for my spouse about as pleasant as watching a documentary about whales is […]

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God, I can’t speak this language

Posted on Dec 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Really, I can’t. It seems like every time I get even a little comfortable, a touch complacent, some new issue comes along and completely wrecks my confidence. I just got done trying to explain intussusception to two rather confused parents. Dammit, that’s hard enough in English but trying to explain telescoping intestines in Hebrew turned […]

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Review: Revolutionary Road (the novel)

Posted on Nov 29, 2009 at 11:01 am

Last summer I watched the preview for the movie and declared that I had no wish to see the film. The two minute clip featured Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio alternately locked in passion or shrieking like lunatics and throwing furniture. It was like a flash forward for the doomed Titanic couple– if they had […]

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Ode to Scrubs

Posted on Nov 15, 2009 at 5:23 pm

The TV show, not the clothing- although I may write a separate blog post about how much I love that too. That show was supposed to have ended last year with their seventh season. Actually they’ve been threatening finales for a while now. But I just discovered that there is an eighth season and that […]

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More reading

Posted on Oct 25, 2009 at 10:28 am

I’m in a dry writing spell currently so I am filling my empty time at work by reading.  Yesterday I finished Zusak’s I am the Messenger.  I liked it well enough but I cannot rave about it like I did about The Book Thief.  The writing was not as polished in this early work; the characters did […]

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