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Bilbao. James Rosenquist. Rings a bell?

1. 1983 In the beginning, when HILAI wasn’t even a seed, just an idea burning in my bones, I met in NYC with the Director of The New Israel Fund. I was told right away that first of all I must create a non-profit organization. Never heard of such a creature. The only ones in Israel at that time, almost ... Read More »

Caribana

Even though the largest Caribbean festival in North America takes place right under my nose, I've never really participated in Caribana until this past weekend. I'm glad I did! Read More »

Bangkok’s New Underground Train

Plenty of head-space for travellers from foreign countries and rows of seats running lengthways so that if you do snag a seat you will be facing the person across from you. I approve of this choice as the odds are good that a Thai tart in a short skirt will be sitting on the opposite side. Read More »

The Secret Life of Lobsters

The Secret Life of Lobsters is not one of those Victorian Gentlemen’s Entertainments, though it has a lot of bullying, fight clubs, sex, violence, home invasions, pissing contests, extreme nudity, pilgrimages, super-heroes, robots and alien autopsies. And that’s just the lobsters. The Secret Life of Lobsters is much more than about lobsters, the book, written by Trevor Corson, is as ... Read More »

Monster of God – David Quammen

Walking downtown one day, a number of years ago, I was startled by a massive tawny head that peered around a concrete pillar and regarded me with a baleful, quizzical yellow glare. You don’t generally expect to run into a full-grown African lion in the heart of a teeming metropolis. I stopped dead, an act that attracted its immediate attention, ... Read More »