Monthly Archives: February 2016

Street Drummer

At nearly five in the afternoon Yafo Street in central Jerusalem was full of hurrying people. A street musician began to play the hang drum and people stopped to listen. I was lucky to be already sitting across the street … Continue reading

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Highway Sketch

    Driving back from the Ben Gurion Airport we encountered a long traffic jam, due to construction I think. Fortunately I was in the passenger’s seat with my sketchbook and the trees were lovely and inviting. I have been … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon at the Park

  It was a beautiful spring day and perfect for sketching in Jerusalem’s Beit HaKerem neighborhood, where we are staying for these three months. The park I visited today is a long, narrow green-space along the Begin freeway. The walls, … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean?

  The body language of thinking often involves sitting up straight, staring directly at a person, computer, or text, and a hand gesture that shows surprise or attention. I believe I caught all three of these this morning in this … Continue reading

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Cafe at Ein Karem

We walked through the Jerusalem Forest to Ein Karem, a ancient village where Saint John the Baptist grew up. It is a beautiful town full of stone buildings, small parks, cobblestone lanes, monasteries, churches, and a central area where we … Continue reading

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In the Jerusalem Forest

  I watched two adventurers scramble on the rocks across the way from me in the Jerusalem Forest, a gorgeous green space along the west side of the city. I noticed how much fun the pair seemed to be having … Continue reading

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Are You Interested?

I do not know what academic topic these two were discussing today in the Hebrew University Library’s cafe, but I thought that there was a more personal and unspoken topic being considered as well. I tried to capture the positive … Continue reading

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