Suburban Life

I came to Cleveland for the first time since February.  I have been living in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, New York, places where people spend most of their time walking and on public transportation, in small apartments.  It blew me away how big a small house is and words don’t even describe the large ones.  I…

Expectations

It has come to my attention in the past two weeks that the way in which we perceive the world and judge our experiences is based largely on our expectations.   Some vignettes: Mauritania. I went to Mauritania with zero expectations.  I could have read, I could have researched, but instead I decided to wing it. …