Monday, November 25, 2013

Makes Me Happy

Some victims of the conflict in Syria are getting medical treatment in Israel.

I want to say of the people involved: now there are some manly men. But, of course, they aren't all men. At any rate, they are all magnificent, at least as far as their participation in this phenomenon is concerned, and deserve our quiet admiration (loudness would not serve their cause well) and emulation.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Seasonally Appropriate

I took the pictures today-- I'm uploading them today-- cool, no?
And, as always, a shot of what I see when I crane my neck upwards.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Smarmy? Yes.

It isn't smarmy until the end. But it's the best kind of smarmy! (FYI: John Lewis is a company in England.)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


As is so often the case, a couple of these are from the BBC online-- the last is from NPR.

A Somali man takes his culturally-Norwegian children "home" (to Somalia) for a visit (this is in comic form)

The U.S. National Archives, involved in saving Iraqi-Jewish records

"Always Go to the Funeral"-- I always do, which means that I've been to more than a lot of other people my age-- this seems to do a reasonable job of explaining why such a practice is a good idea.