[Tour of Israel 2017] Roundup of posts

Although it should be easy enough to find the posts themselves, I will post a round-up post for those interested in a certain day or a catch-all. Click on the “Day Number” to link to that post.

DAY 0: Flights to Israel, meetup with the group.

DAY 1: 9/11 Memorial, Pardes Institute, Tachanah Rishnonah, Western Wall, Eucalyptus Restaurant

DAY 2: City of David, Old City of Jerusalem (Jewish Quarter)

DAY 3Yad Vashem, Shuk Machane Yehuda, Israel Museum, Ben Yehuda Street

DAY 4Masada, Dead Sea, “Shabbat of a Lifetime”

DAY 5: Shabbat in Jerusalem

DAY 6Neot KedumimEin ShemerNof Ginosar

DAY 7Tzfat, Golan Heights jeep tour, Ein ZivanEin Gev

DAY 8Zichron Ya’akovHadera, Rabin Center, Tel Aviv

DAY 9: Downtown Tel Aviv, Old Jaffa, conclusion

Enjoy reading!


[M.M.X.I.V. 25] Recommendations

This is a post for “Zero to Hero” Day 23, with the prompt:

Today’s challenge: Publish a roundup post that to posts on at least three other blogs, and tell us why you love the posts — and why we should read ‘em.”

The prompt appeared at 11:00 CST on Friday, but because I had already posted at 08:00 and limit myself to one post a day, the Zero to Hero tasks that require posting I will be doing the next day.  Or, stockpiling the post on that day, but then Scheduling the post for the next day.

Now, before I do my roundup, I must say that the the first clause makes no sense.  I assume that it meant to say “…roundup post that LINKS to posts on at least…”  (Of course, maybe I can make a living in correcting errors like that.  Sorry!)

I like reading blogs  and articles at various times during the day (ooh… that gives me an idea for a later post!), and a few different posts really were salient to me this week:

The first post that I recommend is Chris Donner’s post, “English, the craziest language in the world.”  Several of my previous posts have touched on interesting language idiosyncrasies, but Chris’s post really considers more.  It is an entertaining read, and for those that speak English natively, makes you think about how difficult of a language we have!

In the Zero to Hero challenge, one of the blogs that I have followed and enjoy reading is Alienora’s blog.  Quite a few comments have passed between these two blogs, and her roundup post gave a shout-out to me.  In reciprocity, I loved her “Violins, cars, and stereos” post.  It exemplifies “’tis better to give than receive,” but that kind of giving provides a wonderful personal elevation.

And additionally, another frequent poster on the Daily Prompts, Helen Meikle, responded to a prompt about the asynchronicity of inside and outside as it related to her personal priorities.  It was interesting seeing her external appearance and internal qualities personified, and I recommend reading it.

Reading these creative and interesting posts has improved my interest in reading, even if they are shorter than, say, novels.  I anticipate to continue reading blog posts to gain inspiration for M.M.X.I.V. posts, and attempt to build community.


Today is the twenty-fifth day of M.M.X.I.V.  That makes two weeks and four days.