Palestine’s Fine Excerpt: Peace in the Middle East Tea

I learned about this tea recipe while volunteering at a goat farm in Jerusalem. The farm was within a village called Moshav Zafririm, which was probably once occupied by Palestinians but invaded/apprehended by Israel in 1948 when the country was established. Out with the old, in with the new it would seem. Unlike in Hebron, … More Palestine’s Fine Excerpt: Peace in the Middle East Tea

The Birds, the Bees…and the Bats: Rooftop Meadow Restores NYC Nature

Rooftop Meadow in Greenpoint, Brooklyn brings native species back to the city, but not where you might think… Continuing the quest to find out what “sustainable living” looks like in a big city, I found myself this past Friday at Kingsland Wildflowers, a rooftop meadow in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, right next-door to New York City’s wastewater … More The Birds, the Bees…and the Bats: Rooftop Meadow Restores NYC Nature

Monkey Business

Hello All, This time last year I was leaving Germany, California bound. Saying goodbye to all the strange foods, people and places…. Cue dream sequence sound bite (click here): There was the.. German foods with Jello    Gimmicky American packaged food at Netto  Ewok messages, vintage scooters, and clever business combos    Spock-packs   elfie hair and outfits … More Monkey Business

Palestine’s Fine Excerpt: Chapter 1

Chapter 1 The Allenby Bridge “Wait what? This bus is going to Palestine?” Ruh-roh. also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz3ZOoYSMuw …. second 31. The West Bank was exactly the place I did NOT want to be going. Surprised, yet not utterly shocked by my circumstance, I was both intrigued and a bit afraid of what was coming next. People had … More Palestine’s Fine Excerpt: Chapter 1