Month: July 2006

Despair works best when it has no reason to.

Explaining the War

I’ve been covering the war on Israel’s northern border and throughout Lebanon, as well as in Gaza, since the first attack by Hamas resulting in deaths, injuries and one soldier kidnapped. Friends, co-workers, vendors, folks in the neighborhood. The tools…

Cross-Post Alert

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Weather Report

This is a cross-post; normally I’d be putting posts on the Middle East on my other blog, Hadofeq (“the pulse” in Hebrew). I was reminded of the children’s book “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” listening to the news on…

Captured by the Media

Events are moving faster than reporting can adequately analyze, and I’ve been in full-time media feeding since Gilad Shalit was kidnapped, and his tank-mates were killed or injured. Politics are not a factor at this time. Israel’s response is not…

A Backdrop to News from Israel

Poetry.com has a daily ‘Poetry in Motion‘ contest. Here’s mine for today: beneath paint-brushed golden summer daysI found silky sunrise filagreein my last harvest rain. Copyright © 2006 Da Shlom. All Rights Reserved.

Why Are There so Many Mean People?

I was perusing Yahoo’s question engine. That’s a service where users submit questions, and then people at large answer them. Stephen Hawking posed a question recently, and I answered it as best I could. Afterwards I trolled for other questions…