[Old School 1] September 23, 1998

During this winter break, a bunch of old materials from school appeared in my room… relics that my parents kept from my preschool, primary, and secondary school years. A significant project that I had was to review these materials and clear out what I wanted (to make it easier to move when I eventually get a house).

In doing this excavation, I found various writing prompts and pieces of “artwork” (notice the scare quotes!) from my yesteryears.

Thus, because I think it will be interesting, some of my Thursday and Friday posts (for #TBT and #FBF) will be “Old School” sequence posts, where I share artwork and/or writing samples from my younger years. It’s fun to use the blog as a time capsule!

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[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

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[M.A.P.L.E. V-31] The Travellin’ Show

This is the last post of the fifth year of M.A.P.L.E., and it’s hard to believe how fast it has gone by this year (not to mention the last five Mays since I started blogging).

There has been conservation of difficulty for my blog posts. Although I have had a lot of free time due to not having teaching or grading or prep to do (excluding the first week of the month), I have had difficulty with blogging. But not due to writers’ block!

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[M.A.P.L.E. IV-24] 17 hours


WHEREAS, Noah woke up at 05:22 on 24 May, 2015, wpid-wp-1432526996352.jpeg

WHEREAS, he headed to Dunkin’ Donuts on Howard/Western to meet with the Evanston Bike Club,

WHEREAS, they took a ride to Lake Shore Drive,

WHEREAS, 37.5 miles of bike riding for Bike The Drive followed,

WHEREAS, he walked around a bit for the festival,

WHEREAS, he rode 10 miles to get to League,

WHEREAS, he participated in League for five hours,

WHEREAS, he baiLed out due to the rain,

WHEREAS, he ate dinner with GRASP at Blind Faith Cafe,

WHEREAS, he played 200 minutes of bridge at Norris,

WHEREAS, he got home and cobbling together this quick post at 23:22,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the subject, Noah Weiss, gets some shut-eye.


Today is the twenty-fourth day of the fourth round of M.A.P.L.E. That makes three weeks and three days.

Countdown to “D-Day” is 8 days.

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[M.M.X.I.V. 310] A piece of the action

As I have mentioned many times before on this blog, I love going to sporting events.  Last night, I attended the volleyball match featuring Northwestern versus #9 Illinois.  After starting the season very well, including a 3-0 mark in Big Ten play, the ‘Cats suffered a 7-match skid.  Though out of the running for the B1G Championship, NU still has plenty to play for, with an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament still very much possible.

The color of the volleyball that Northwestern SHOULD have, but instead has white-and-blue for NCAA.

The color of the volleyball that Northwestern SHOULD have, but instead has white-and-blue for NCAA. (CREDIT: Clipartpanda.com)

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