A Holiday Outing

Israel is once again in lockdown, for at least 2 weeks, more if the covid cases don't go down. Vaccinations are being rolled out, but it will be some time before enough of the population are vaccinated to make a real difference. A few friends and I took a last-chance-before-lockdown outing to Dor Habonim Beach… Continue reading A Holiday Outing

Street Art in Hong Kong

Yesterday a friend showed me around a part of Hong Kong that I have been in, but apparently have never truly seen.  Alleys and side streets were filled with art that had escaped my notice.  Here, I have just added the pure street art, as opposed to art associated with stores that I assumed have… Continue reading Street Art in Hong Kong


This is definitely the worst air quality I have encountered in China, even worse than when it was so bad you couldn't see the plane at the gate and all the flights were delayed by several hours.  Air quality on arrival: For pollution of this level, the recommendation is: "Everyone should avoid all physical activity… Continue reading Eek!

Merry Christmas

Wishing a joyous and peaceful holiday for all! The pictures are from the Sanzen Temple outside Kyoto.  I was there earlier this month and loved its serenity.   Hoping that serenity can be carried forward into the new year!  In the top left photo you can see where people have tied their hopes and prayers for… Continue reading Merry Christmas

The Home of Confucius

I have spent the last few days in Qufu, Shandong, China, where Confucius was born, attending the Nishan Forum Dialogue on World Civilizations, which this year focused on Traditional Cultures and Ecological Progress.  There was a sub-forum on Women and Civilization, which was held in an amazing location -- the Nishan Academy.  It is hard… Continue reading The Home of Confucius

Just a quick word

There has been a dearth of blogging lately, and also of quilting.  Other things have been taking up my time, including a great visit from a close friend and her husband and some traveling.  I will be back!  But in the meantime, I may be sharing some isolated pictures.  Today is Macau. Trying to get… Continue reading Just a quick word