Category Archives: Wondering

Divine Mother “Amma Sri Karunamayi”

FrizzText’s A-Z photo challenge is now at “M“. A month before I walked in Spain, the Divine Mother, the world-renowned Hindu spiritual leader Sri Karunamayi, blessed me and my pilgrimage on the Camino.  This post is about that meeting. Sri … Continue reading

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“K” is for “Kitchen” at the homeless shelter

FrizzText’s photo challenge this week is “K”: Yesterday was the Museum’s Community Service Day. Five of us served lunch to the residents at Turning Point Transitional Housingin Santa Monica. Established in 1983, and part of the OPCC (Ocean Park Community … Continue reading

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a walk in my neighborhood

Condition your body to get up every day and go for a walk. Before I walked on the Camino I learned to make walking my state of being, something I integrated into my life, not an exercise or a chore … Continue reading

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

FrizzText’s photo challenge this week is “j”. This post is a brief description of my parents  journeys from Jerusalem, and Jamshedpur to a city in Africa beginning with “j“… My family has emigrated every generation since my grandfather left Odessa … Continue reading

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lost in the details…

This post is part of “WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge” Lost in the details  According to my car thermometer it was 87 degrees F at 2:30pm today. On warm spring days like today I could almost do a Baryshnikov-type ballet leap … Continue reading

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Tagged “i” is for my parents …

When I saw that this week Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Challenge is “i“, I just had to join in because: “i” = India my Mother’s birth place “i” = Israel my Father’s birth place I’m really sad that I still haven’t … Continue reading

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the Kiss …

WordPress Photo Challenge this week is Kiss. I photographed this mural in downtown Los Angeles – near Mac Arthur park. President Obama keep your promise and bring our young men and women home! For other WP posts on this week’s … Continue reading

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home = snowshoes or walk on the beach?

Last Saturday night Monty Carlo woke us up at 4 a.m when he heard someone banging on our neighbor’s door. I heard a man say, “It’s Jason, I’m looking for my wife. Where’s Stephanie?” I didn’t hear the answer. Mr … Continue reading

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Unique eh?

  This week’s Photo Challenge is Unique 1. A unique plant The neighbor who gave me the night-blooming cereus, gave me another plant with similar stick like stems, and last winter it produced three delicate, large, pink flowers that lasted … Continue reading

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I lived with a barbed-wire fence in my mouth

That day so many years ago when my dentist requested a meeting with my mother I already knew it wasn’t going to be good news, because he usually ended our visits repeating the same old story about brushing our teeth … Continue reading

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