Monday, August 31, 2009


After complaining to my mom the other day on the phone while carrying a gallon of milk a mile home from the grocery store she made a novel suggestion: "You should buy a scooter!" The more I think about it the more I like the idea. Dave and I had already discussed selling our car before we move overseas. We share the car right now and he drops me off at work. David's friends gave him the advice: "Do it! Before she changes her mind!" It certainly would cut down on my carbon footprint and make my life more efficient.

What do you think? Are scooters too flashy? (#126 on Stuff White People Like)

Or maybe I should just ride my bike more--especially as the weather gets cooler.

Images by 1. by Migliosa on flickr and 2. by the Sartoralist

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I found this short film by director Bram Schouw quite stunning. "Without words, we're left to consider whether love and attraction can break through the impasse of human intolerance." The first time I watched this it gave me goosebumps. After reflecting on it, I have mixed feelings. It is very well done, but I don't think that attraction is enough to overcome the hostility in the world. What do you think?

Impasse from Reel 13 on Vimeo. Found on Swiss Miss.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rearrange Us

Well friends, the news is: We're moving to Tel Aviv next summer! This is a wonderful opportunity and we can't wait. Start saving up for the plane ticket and come visit us. I'm serious!

Pictures here and here by Beachmont on Flickr. Click on the photographer's other pictures to find even more inspiration.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Blessings in Disguise

Has anything lucky ever happened to you? It's freaky, right?!

Lately I have been pretending like I have an iota of control over my life. The truth is, I don't. Things can change very rapidly. My D.C. post fell through and I have been given a new assignment--and it's a REALLY exciting assignment. But even so, I am having trouble adjusting to the fact that I will leave in less than a year. I thought I had more time.

Sometimes unexpected twists of fate are blessings in disguise. David and I are excited for the next stage in our lives, but meanwhile we are enjoying our life here. Stay tuned for when I announce where we will be going...

Picture by dazeychic at etsy. Check out her whole store; it is fantastic.