Category: Events and Life

  • Life in the Time of Coronavirus

    Life in the Time of Coronavirus

    We live in challenging times. Here in Israel we have the dual challenges of this new coronavirus, and having just had our third elections in the hope that our leaders will grow up, place Israel first, and form a sustainable government. Larger forces, and uncomfortable spaces The recent elections had been coming, so we knew […]

  • Possible oral vaccine for COVID-19 in months

    Possible oral vaccine for COVID-19 in months

    An Israeli research team has developed an oral vaccine for COVID-19 that seems to be heading for testing, and could be distributed in a matter of months. According to The Times of Israel: Chen Katz told The Times of Israel that the new oral vaccine for adults and children could “turn this disease into a […]

  • Facts and rational advice about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

    Facts and rational advice about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

    There is a lot of hype about the current coronavirus pandemic, much of it coming from the media. In times like these, you really want to focus on facts and rational advice about the virus, and precautions you can take. To slow the virus down, you need to act as if you already have it […]

  • Highest Israeli voter turnout since 1999

    Highest Israeli voter turnout since 1999

    Regardless of the results of yesterday’s Israeli elections (the 3rd in a year), we saw the highest voter turnout since 1999, according to The Times of Israel: The Central Elections Committee said that 65.5 percent of registered voters cast their ballots by 8 p.m. — the highest figure for the hour since 1999. Although I […]

  • The challenge of sending kids to school when you work remotely

    The challenge of sending kids to school when you work remotely

    This tweet basically encapsulates the challenge of trying to persuade kids to go to school when you work remotely (and from home): In discussions like these, you just need to resort to your authority as the parent … 😂 unsplash-logoNeONBRAND

  • My Chanukah highlights

    My Chanukah highlights

    While most of the world was gearing up for the Christmas (or Christmas analog) holidays, we celebrated the festival of Chanukah, my favourite festival of the year. I thought I’d share my Chanukah highlights in a series of photographs. I usually take photos on each of the eight days of the candles, and this year […]

  • Bad days happen to everyone

    Bad days happen to everyone

    We all have bad days, and I had a particularly rough day yesterday. I made some mistakes in how I handled a situation, and created a bit of a mess for a colleague (thankfully not a customer, though). I felt pretty lousy afterwards, and my confidence took a knock. Objectively, it probably wasn’t that big […]

  • My 44th birthday was a good day

    My 44th birthday was a good day

    Yesterday was my 44th birthday. 🎉 Great expectations I realised I felt a little internal pressure to do something amazing, wonderful, or remarkable. I just couldn’t think of anything. In the past, I watched “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” on my birthday as a sort of personal birthday tradition. I still love that movie, […]