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goin fishin, off to the U.S.

Post by judih » July 24th, 2006, 10:20 pm

This evening, july 25th, eldest son will be driving G and i to Ben Gurion airport to make a 1:00 a.m. plane to JFK.

i'm goin fishin,and walkin and huggin some family back in the U.S. of A.

Till now, i've hardly wrapped my mind around leaving this place. In tense times, it's very strange to leave. Luckily, down here, there's nothing new - life is the same, but the whole country is rapt with attention. What's happening this hour, this moment? Where are there sirens? How many are still in underground shelters?

Still, these tickets were ordered more than a month ago, and tonight's the night.

On the lighter side of tomorrow, there's the chance i'll see my daughter, who's now a proud Floridian, but who may be a proud New Yorker or Illinois-er or any other -er depending on what life brings her way. i'll be seeing my sister and her family. My brother might show up. My uncle's having an 85th birthday celebration, so there's a chance i'll be seeing cousins from Oregon as well as the New York versions. I'll be seeing cousins from Maine and perhaps a friend or two.

Will i be seeing whitebird from Canada? Hopefully.
Doreen? long shot.
Mark, wireman? slightly shorter long shot, but long, all the same.

While Cabaradio jives the capital, i'll be tuning in live, via empathy radio.
And while raga/blues plays, i'll be in ambient attention, no matter where i sit cross-legged.

It's five a.m. with a list of doings to do.
Remains to be seen how this day unfolds.

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Sunflower Fields, post-bloom, still bravely reminding us that life continues after death (Nir Oz/Nirim fields, July 24th/06)

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Post by stilltrucking » July 25th, 2006, 3:07 pm

Are you gone yet?
Happy landings judihkins.

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Post by judih » July 27th, 2006, 2:59 pm

here i am.

after a 42 hour day, i've slept a bit and am walking and driving through this little corner of the U.S.

my biggest shock so far is the almost impossible search for tomato paste.

neither health food store nor the venerable Trader Joe's deals in straight tomato paste - it is basilled, garlicked and in general dealt with.

Doesn't matter - we found a boring grocery store and found the least adulterated product - without citric this or salted that.

We're making pizza tonight for the folks to show them how we do it - whole wheat thin crust, luscious fresh tomato sauce and then the usual array of toppings - some with zucchini, some onions, some mushrooms, lots of cheeses, a little olive oil of course.

Haven't really felt much yet other than how broad the streets are in this town, and how many mini-vans exist.

best to all,

judih

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Post by stilltrucking » July 28th, 2006, 11:16 am

happy motoring
if you get homesick for your homeland
pass on through Moab Utah, the heart of the Canyonlands

Thousands and thousands of food additives
Each one tested singly
not in conjunction with all the other additives it will be used with.
Hells bells, it did not kill a lab rat,
FDA approved for humans

I hope you find some good food to eat.
Tom Petty got a new album
Highway Companion
good road music

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