Plus Codes are the addresses you didn’t know you have

Photo by Leah Kelley from Pexels

I’m fascinated by Plus Codes, a @googlemaps initiative to give people without conventional street addresses, a GPS-based address that can be used to receive mail or assistance when they need it. I’ve noticed #PlusCodes in Google Maps, and didn’t really explore them further. Take this one as an example. It’s apparently a beautiful hiking spot…… Continue reading Plus Codes are the addresses you didn’t know you have

I went for a walk to do some shopping this morning. One of the cool benefits of our new city center is a convenient, short tunnel to the mall. It was nice to be out, roaming around the city a little, even with a mask taped to my face (it stops fogging up my sunglasses!).… Continue reading Light at the end of a short tunnel

Trees are like puppies

I run past young trees like these on one of my routes, and each time I can't help but think that these trees are like puppies. Just like puppies have oversized paws, these trees seem to have oversized leaves that they're going to grow into over time.

I run past young trees like these on one of my routes, and each time I can’t help but think that these trees are like puppies. Just like puppies have oversized paws, these trees seem to have oversized leaves that they’re going to grow into over time.

“Those flags gave me hope”

My wife recently wrote a post about our city’s annual tradition of putting up flags ahead of Israel’s Independence Day. Apparently someone raised concerns on Facebook about how this extra cost was wasted in light of the need for more resources to combat COVID-19. These flags aren’t an annual exercise in vanity and frivolity, they…… Continue reading “Those flags gave me hope”

Serendipitous discovery leads to David Tewes photographic exhibition

Your Shutter bug Chris Finke, a colleague at Automattic, discovered a box of slides that were taken by the late David Tewes, Chris’ father-in-law’s cousin while Chris and his wife were going through his late father-in-law’s things. According to MPR News – On a spring day three years ago, Chris and Christina Finke were clearing…… Continue reading Serendipitous discovery leads to David Tewes photographic exhibition

My Chanukah highlights

I love this photo of our daughter's hand on my wife's hand as she lit the last night's candles.

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…… Continue reading My Chanukah highlights

Music in the park with Tal Kravitz

Tal Kravitz performed in the park as part of Modiin's Autumn Festival

Tal Kravitz performed at one of our city’s annual Autumn music festival events in a neighbourhood park yesterday. According to his bio on his Facebook Page – Tal Kravitz is a musician and a singer educated at Israel’s finest music institutions. He is also a traveler who journeyed on a personal search for original tribal…… Continue reading Music in the park with Tal Kravitz