Daily Archives: January 25, 2010

The Golan Heights, Sepphoris, and Nazareth

Before going on this trip, I thought all of Israel was desert. (That’s what you see in all those cheesy movies about Jesus, isn’t it?) But Israel, a country about the same size as New Jersey, features an amazing variety of geography. Within a few hours of driving, there is desert, the Dead Sea (the […]

Ah, Jet Lag

Several hours of being wide-awake last night.  The gift of wakefulness is an opportunity to read another short story by Alice Munro.  Last night I came across this paragraph from her exquisite story, “Runaway,” in which a woman is describing a recent trip to Greece: “Where I was, this little village, this little tiny village […]