For my summer job, I'm working at Camp Shutaf - a summer camp for kids with and without special needs. I double as a councilor and a personal guide for a teen with Down Syndrome. Yesterday during lunch, I was handing out cups of water to the campers and as I observed the room out… Continue reading Totally Normal
What I saw today in Jerusalem #9
Two twelve-year-olds kissing. They were standing at a bus stop, two children, even shorter than me, which is saying something. Suddenly the boy grabs the girl and kisses her on the mouth. I thought, shouldn't you guys be playing legos or something?
The Right To Bear Arms and The Right To Be Protected Against Them
I get off the bus at the university, and three things happen: I'm asked for ID, my bag is searched and I walk through a metal detector. Every single day. When I go to the mall, the same routine. When I eat out, a security guard sits outside the restaurant. When I was in elementary… Continue reading The Right To Bear Arms and The Right To Be Protected Against Them
What I Saw Today in Jerusalem #3
Daddy with double stroller! That's right, we have real men here in Jerusalem.
Child Refuses Green Vegetables, Never Grows Up
Ever seen that headline? I Googled it before I wrote this, so don't tell me you have. At some point in your life, I'm sure someone has said to you one of the following phrases: "You don't know you don't like it unless you try it." "You're not starving. I can't see your bones." "You… Continue reading Child Refuses Green Vegetables, Never Grows Up