Cathy’s TravelingGeek Wrap-up

May 21, 2008 in Israel, It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

With the mental maelstrom sorted, I’m clear of mind enough to hammer out some final thoughts from my Kinnernet/Traveling Geeks 2008 adventure in Israel. In the spirit of brevity (and clarity), I’m opting to embrace my not-so-inner-Virgo moon and clear out these last items in short...

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The universe whacks me upside the head… Well, more like a kick in the calf…

May 19, 2008 in Israel | Comments (0)

It’s been a month. More than a month, actually. On the one hand, the time has flown by. But even with the rapidly flying calendar pages a month can be a very long time. Especially when you find yourself creatively constipated. In my case it’s...

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From Old City Inspiration to New Ventures: A day in Jerusalem

April 16, 2008 in Israel, It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

The last 24 hours have been somewhat strange for me. There’s been a sizable amount of meshugass on this trip – misfired communications, sardine-like conditions of our “bus” (which was actually a late model Ford van that the Israeli Consulate very graciously replaced today with a...

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Geeks and Heroism in the Holy Land

April 15, 2008 in Israel, It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

Our little ragtag TravelingGeek posse has had quite a time this week. Through our array of experiences – from the unsinkable Sarah Lacy battling what may well be Pneumonia and the startling experience Craig Newmark had while visiting Seambiotic – the wandering geeks have bobbed and weaved...

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My Israel transition day

April 13, 2008 in Israel, It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

You know that whole thing about six degrees of separation? Well, here in Israel that’s more like .025 degrees. As I mentioned in a previous post, I awoke this morning to a rather startling discovery. I had lost my voice. But this wasn’t one of...

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Cathy’s TravelingGeek Log: Back to Tel Aviv and on to The Marker COM.vention

April 12, 2008 in Israel, It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

Oy. After three days at Kinnernet I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to being just slightly south of knackered. However, my physical state runs in stark contrast to the utterly energized cycles of my brain right now. You see, I should be well in bed,...

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En Route to the Holy Land – A perspective for the Traveling Geeks

April 9, 2008 in Israel, It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

It’s a land of contradiction – equal parts historic, economic, social, political and religious. But no matter who you ask, most people would likely agree that the collective set of countries called the Middle East comprise one of the most fascinating – and conflicted –...

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Marinating since SXSW – blame the barbecue

April 8, 2008 in Israel, It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

In the spirit of disclosure the original “creation” date on this would be more accurate if it mapped to the time I spent in Austin, TX for SXSW. But as with so many things of this nature, I only just compiled the thoughts and am...

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My inaugural journey to Israel – an initiation of sorts

April 7, 2008 in Israel, It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

My first journey to Israel occurred in 1995 as part of a mission from my family’s synagogue in Southern Florida – Boca Raton to be precise. The tale of that journey is one I’ve not shared publicly. I’ve told some friends, but for the most...

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