Politics, Writing & Life in Tel Aviv

“…the pieces that are truest to me, are those that incorporate both the emotional side, which is capturing human interactions, and backing up these experiences with serious research and facts. “

Finding my Narrative

“how could I proudly declare I now made time only for binge-watching television shows, cheese, and adult coloring books? I didn’t want to represent myself as the bore I had so quickly become after replacing 2 a.m. shots of lukewarm vodka for 9 a.m. practice LSAT exams.”

Understanding What Happened Here

Since living here, I have learned that is extremely hard to wrap my head around what exactly happened here, and I am not sure if I ever will.

May the Artisan Reign Supreme!

Allie Dietzek talks about the origins of reign_wala and what she is doing to give artisans in Goa, India a more equitable share of profits stemming from the products they make.

The Mystery Matinee

When you arrive at the theatre, the doors are yet to be unlocked. There’s a huddled mass collected around the fringe of the threshold, eagerly awaiting the arrival of a hungover college student, who will unlock the door with a hardy yawn. The crowd shuffles in, all ages, clutching their phones, email apps open to the confirmation page with the code that holds the key to a ticket. Some are chatting with others, some are lingering outside taking the last drags of cigarettes or the final sips of contraband coffee in the shadows of the theatre. In a matter of 5 minutes that drag on like eons, the college student unlocks the cage that guards the reception desk, opens the till, and gestures, with his eyes half closed, for the hungry film fans to form a queue. After a lifetime of anticipation, you’re finally in your seat, and this is when the buzz really starts. The screen remains blank, the seats begin to fill,  the phones are set to silent. Then…the lights go dim, and anything can happen.

Knuckles, Knees and Community

Katie is a young female from New Jersey trying to be the best she can be at everything that she does. She spoke to me about her experience with the art of Muay Thai. Mike: Tell us how you got into this sport Katie: I grew up, with 3 older brothers, wanting to play football,…

A Song of Senses

– I am not sure how to describe my motivation for this one. I  recall things of note from memory, select a category, in this case, our 5 Senses. I think it all comes from memories in the current and all my past lives, for those who believe in such a thing- “I hear a…

Why I Hate my Best Friend?

“Chris is a die-hard, avid, shameless, loud Trump supporter while I am a basically the extreme polar opposite that leans extremely liberal in every sense of government”