Marriage v13.0

Today is our 13th wedding anniversary, and we both took the day off (I've taken the rest of this week off - I feel like I'm due for a breather from work after a busy ±8 months). We did a repeat of our last anniversary, and went for a hike up Givat HaTitora just outside…

Thunderstorms and why I’m so glad I work from home

There are many reasons why I'm glad I can work from home. Rainy, Winter days are definitely one of those reasons. Today is pretty cold (for Israel at any rate), and we have rain forecast for the whole day. We've had a small downpour already this morning: https://youtu.be/XVwURTd71mM A hailstorm arrived as our kids were…

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…

Chanukah 2018 memories

Chanukah (aka Hanukkah) is my favourite festival on the Jewish calendar. Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/HAH-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה‬ ḥanuká, Tiberian: ḥanuká, usually spelled חֲנוּכָּה‎, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, [ˈχanukə] or [ˈχanikə] in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time…

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…

Fireworks for Israel70

My son and I made our annual pilgrimage to Modiin's Independence Day celebrations to watch the fireworks. As usual, it was a spectacular display, and we stuck around for all three parts of the show. [video src="https://pauljacobson.me/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180418_204856.mp4" height="1920" width="1080"][/video] I took my Nikon camera with me to see if I could capture some decent photos…
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