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September 21, 2008

PhotoHunt--Road

I've been looking at all the wonderful PhotoHunt entries, and well, I'll dip my toe in.

This week's topic is Road.

I found several "road" photos from my trip to Burgundy a few years ago.

A bend in the road, Semur-en-Auxois
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September 27, 2008

Photohunt--View

They don't call it the Grand Canyon for nothing.

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And believe me, my heart was in my mouth.

October 3, 2008

Photohunt--Sad

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This is an inscription on a small memorial in the town of Bad Neustadt in Germany. The town's 37 Jewish citizens, including my husband's grandparents, Hugo and Gretel, were arrested and sent to Auschwitz in 1942. On the stone memorial is a quote from the last letter Gretel wrote to her children, who had been sent to safety in England on one of the last Kindertransports that managed to save some Jewish children. The five children ranged in age from 15 to two years old. They never saw their parents again. The translation of the quoted portion reads, "Pray for us and remember us, tell our story to your children."

Ten years ago, a high school history teacher in Bad Neustadt researched the few surviving descendents of the Jewish residents, locating Larry's father and his siblings. Through her efforts and those of the descendants, the memorial, carved with wide open eyes, was placed in town.

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תהי נשמתו צרורה בצרור החיים
זכרו לברכה
Let their souls be bound with the bond of the living.
May they be of blessed memory.

October 10, 2008

Photohunt--Lazy

Put eight 14 year old boys in a bunk at summer camp, and you'd think it would occur to at least one of them to clean the jockey shorts up off the floor and make the bed before Mom walks in on visiting day?

Nah, me either.

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October 19, 2008

Photohunt--Family

Some families you're not born or married into; but some you make.

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October 25, 2008

Photohunt--Scary

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November 1, 2008

Photohunt--Blue

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Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

November 8, 2008

Photohunt--Together

I spent quite some time looking for a "together" photo, and finally settled on this one.

Here are my two sisters and myself, discussing our plans for the morning in Siena on one of the full family trips we all took together--three generations sharing a house. I think our body language is hilarious.

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November 15, 2008

Photohunt--Ruin(ed)

Taken on the Liberty Island Ferry as it pulled out of lower Manhattan, Sept 1, 2001. So much was ruined just a few days later, on so many different levels.

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November 23, 2008

Photohunt--Reflection

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Somewhere in the Adirondacks, driving to Syracuse October 2008.

November 29, 2008

Photohunt--Metal

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Paris boulangerie sign, 2004.

December 6, 2008

Photohunt--Breakfast

Man, it's Saturday again? where does the week go?

An egret hoping for breakfast on Sanibel island, Florida.

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December 13, 2008

Photohunt--Favorite

No favorites in this house.
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Hanukkah, 1997

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December 20, 2008

Photohunt--Wide

A wide field of sunflowers. Outside Todi, Italy 2003.

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January 2, 2009

Photohunt--"Hope"

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Jewish and Arab children playing together at a Haifa gan (preschool).

Haifa, Israel, 2006.

January 10, 2009

Photohunt--Aftermath

Aftermath of the tide. Sanibel Island, 2008.

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January 17, 2009

Photohunt--Hat

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Evan in a hat. Near Sitka, Alaska. August 2008.

January 24, 2009

Photohunt--Chipped

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Before I took Lucy home from the pound, she was injected with a chip containing our address and phone number that can be scanned if she ever gets lost and brought to a pound.

January 31, 2009

Photohunt--Furry

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Lucy says, "Does this fur coat make me look fat?"

February 7, 2009

Photohunt--Bridges

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Bridges of the human kind. Israeli-Arab and Israeli-Jewish children playing together in a gan (preschool) program that brings the two classrooms together evey week. Haifa, Israel, 2006. The program gets no funding from the state, and exists solely through the determination of the teachers and parents.

February 14, 2009

Photohunt--Nautical

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Kitchen onboard the Oosterdaam cruiseship. August, 2008.

The middle of the Pacific Ocean,and I could not get a properly cooked piece of fish all week long.

February 28, 2009

Photohunt--Thankful

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Dr. Ashley Schiff was a dedicated and popular Associate Professor of Political Science and conservation naturalist at Stony Brook University. The natural environment of Long Island, with its woodlands and coastline forests, was in danger of being swallowed up by population growth and the University's expansion during the 60's. His professional life focused on forest conservation and management, and he worked to help his students understand the importance of the natural world. There was a legend that upon learning that a bulldozer was about to topple the tallest conifer on campus, he quietly chained himself to the threatened tree. No, he didn't use chains and his body to save that stand of trees, but his persuasive voice and reasoned writings.

In the early fall of 1969 he died unexpectedly at the age of 37, leaving behind a wife and three young children, one an infant. In 1970 a 26 acre woodland, often walked by Prof. Schiff and his students was set aside to honor him.

Ashley was also my uncle.

A variety of university courses make use of the Ashley Schiff Nature Preserve as a part of their curriculum, it is used for weekly guided nature walks, by art students, by those in the wider university community as a beautiful, untouched slice of nature in the midst of an increasingly urban landscape. It's beautiful, cherished, and threatened.

Sadly,the university never granted permenant legal status to the perserve. A large privately-funded conference center was allowed to chop away a portion, and as the university expands, the land will become even more in danger of the bulldozer. The current university president has said she will consider granting permenant protection if a demonstration can be made of support.

To that end, if any of you would consider signing an online petition, I'd be very thankful.http://www.jamesmickley.com/aspp/petition.php

March 7, 2009

Photohunt--Space

A Space to Play.
Gan (preschool) playground, Haifa, Israel, 2003. Because of the terrorist attacks in Israel during this time, it wasn't safe for children to play in the neighborhoods, parks or markets. I was amazed by the creativity of teachers finding ways to use materials and space.

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March 14, 2009

Photohunt--Four

Four delicious pastries from the shop in Semur-en-Auxois. Burgundy, France, 2006.
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Could really use one of those right this minute. Damn.

March 21, 2009

Photohunt--Yellow

Taken somewhere near the Trevi Fountain, Rome, July 2003.

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March 28, 2009

Photohunt--Hands

Evan uses hands to show just what he thinks of airline food. Coming home from Italy, 2001.

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April 4, 2009

Photohunt--Stripes

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Didn't need to go far. Striped shawl in my bedroom.

April 11, 2009

Photohunt--Triangle

A bit of searching, but found a triangle, two in fact.

I think this was the delicious Almond Crumbly Cake from Dolce Italiano.

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April 25, 2009

Photohunt--Protect(ion)

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In looking through my photos that might work for "protect(ion)" I was stopped by this one of my family and some close friends lighting the Hanukkah menorahs. By passing on our religion and culture to our children, we're protecting our heritage. We're very fortunate to live in a country where our right to observe, whatever our beliefs--or not to, is protected

May 2, 2009

Photohunt--Walking

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Rome, 2003. Evan had been given our old camera to use in Rome. Sadly, it was only after we had toured the Forum and Palatine Hill that we discovered that he had neglected to turn off the camera in between taking pictures.

We had about 45 shots of his feet taken as he walked around, bumping the camera button as he went.

May 16, 2009

Photohunt--Painted

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Grand Canyon, 2006

May 23, 2009

Photohunt--Plastic

In the Israel Museum in Jerusalem is a Children's Art Center where children go to create artwork. Recycled materials are an important resource, not only for their creative possibilities, but also to illustrate useful and innovative ways to recycle.

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June 20, 2009

Photohunt--Creamy

Lousy photo, but most excellent creamy dessert.

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This was the Coffee Buttercrunch Pie I made for Dan's 18th birthday. This thing has so much saturated fat that your arteries will beg for mercy, but Oh, so damn good. Bittersweet, nutty crust, thick mocha filling, creamy topping. It's a little fiddly, and needs to be done at least a day in advance. I trot this out for special occasions. The recipe can be doubled and frozen, that's usually what I do.


Oh, take the recipe. I won't tell your cardiologist.

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July 5, 2009

Photohunt--"Pink"

Kitten Lucy enjoying a yawn.

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July 18, 2009

Photohunt--Rocks

Yeah, I've seen some rocks.

Some were left as God created them.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Ein Gedi oasis, Israel

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August 1, 2009

Photohunt--Entertainment

The beginnings of the garage band. Oy.

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August 15, 2009

Photohunt--Artificial

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Stage set, Universal Studios. California, 2009. Paging Dr. Carter...

August 22, 2009

Photohunt--Ripples

It occurred to me that there are lots of ripples in food.

Rippled edges on spinach dumplings, Queens, New York.

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