Pride and self-congratulation before the Idiot Tax (we’ll laugh about this later)

Last week, while my family was in Eilat for a long weekend vacation, I made my way to a shopping complex just outside my city. I was there to do some research for our daughter’s birthday party (check!), look for running shoes (nope!), and one or two other errands. While I was there, I thought…

My Saturday afternoon hike up Givat HaTitora in photos

My blood glucose has been really high lately, so I’ve made an effort to get as much exercise as I can. That’s mostly been going for longer walks, and getting my heart rate up. I decided to go for a hike up Givat HaTitoria this afternoon as an alternative to parking off in front of…

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Another year has passed, and it’s my birthday again! 🎉 Quite a lot has changed in the last year. Last year, I looked back on 2017, and where my path had taken me. https://pauljacobson.me/2017/12/08/42/ I pretty much ended my retrospective with the following: While I don’t have all the answers (not even remotely), perhaps being…

Tweeting to preserve history

I suppose Twitter still has its good use cases. Tweeting to preserve history isn’t one of them. I came across this fascinating Twitter thread by Marina Amaral about the Sami people, who’ve been living in what’s now Finland for thousands of years: https://twitter.com/marinamaral2/status/1005904882140925953 The thread runs for several tweets, and it includes wonderful resources such…

Walking to the library the long way

I wanted to go for a walk this morning. We have some overdue library books so I decided to walk to the library. I managed to drop off one of the books, and got some exercise in the process. [gallery ids="40756,40755,40753,40751,40750,40749,40747,40744,40743,40742,40740,40739,40737,40735,40734" type="rectangular" orderby="rand"] I made a point of doing more walking before I bought my…

Earth’s 5 continents

My daughter informed me that, according to her teacher, there are 5 continents: The Americas (because North and South America are connected) Africa Australia Europe Asia (no comment on how connected Europe and Asia are) Antarctica is apparently just a really big block of ice … The world really has changed since I was at…

The end of a busy week

Checked into

Finishing off a busy week, ahead of my trip to the USA for the Automattic Grand Meetup.

When you’re not the victim of violent crime

This may not be the best option for everyone, but in this case this citizen fought back against violent crime in South Africa, and it worked really well. https://twitter.com/sure_kamhunga/status/1038424011326324736

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