Saturday, 27 April 2019


FROM LOS ANGELES TO TORONTO – THE ROAD TRIP 2019





Farewell to the beach.




Starting out – by car, not by bike, but Third Street Promenade is a pedestrian zone.




Pointing the way in case my co-driver gets lost.




On the road




Saguaro cacti -- Nature's art installation.

No, that's not us, but I love Airstreams.


They have fancy washrooms in Texas.





 And "nodding donkey" pumps.

Need a break.




Home – just kidding. The snow was gone when I arrived.


Susan Ingram took the photos.

Sunday, 21 April 2019


NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!


I was invited to join Jewish friends for Seder last Friday, to get away from commercial Easter, from the cutesy chocolate bunnies on display everywhere, and revive a meaningful tradition that fosters

COMPASSION
“We who were slaves, we who were strangers…shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of a stranger. When strangers reside with you in your land, you shall not wrong them. You shall love them as yourself.|”

REMEMBRANCE
“You shall tell you child on that day” the story of the Exodus from Egypt.

CARE FOR OUR SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
“Cast out the plagues that threaten everyone…the making of war, the teaching of hate and violence, despoliation of the earth, perversion of justice and of government, neglect of human needs, corruption of culture, subjugation of science, learning and human discourse, the erosion of freedoms.

Thank you, my friends, for reminding me of these human obligations, and ending the evening on a note of cheer: good food, good company, good conversation!