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orna-b-raz's picture
Mar.09.2014
Yesterday  a group of us sat around the table for Shabbat dinner. We didn't discuss world peace or the chance to finally bring it to the Middle East. The most burning issue was the high price of housing, which makes life in Israel hard, especially for young people. This is not a new problem,...
lou-allin's picture
May.23.2012
       A wandering scholar, I’ve lived many places. The absolute worst was 1915 Pershing Avenue, named for the general but pronounced perISHing.   It was 1975 and I was in desperate need of a job. Universities had hired every professor they would need until the year 2000!...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.04.2012
Had a brief laugh this morning while reading about GOP candidates in Nevada.  Las Vegas and Nevada suffered hugely when the housing bubble went pop. Statistics, which can lie, suggest that 58% of homes with mortgages are worth less than they're mortgages. Foreclosures have been high and...
opal-palmer-adisa's picture
Jul.19.2011
I began fasting on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. I fast for spiritual fortitude and to bring awareness to the unjust housing laws in California that privilege tenants and displace homeowners.  We all know about slumlords; the exploitive owners of large buildings that they poorly maintain and that are,...
keiko-amano's picture
Apr.15.2011
  Conflicts continue here.  Please see this amazing photo below.  It is the only pine tree remained at Takadamatsubara, a picturesque spot in Rikuzentakata City in Iwate prefecture.  A few days ago, I read that about 70,000 pine trees used to grow there. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/zoom/20110324-...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Mar.04.2009
 What should we do with detainees currently held at Gitmo after the base is closed?    I say we should allow them to be brought to the United States if for no other reason than to establish socioeconomic equity.    Who knows?  Bernie Madoff might be persuaded to put up a couple dozen detainees at...
brian-mckee's picture
Sep.23.2008
You're three and a half years old, sitting at a park bench in the middle of Chicago on a muggy afternoon. There are various three and a half year old children around. You have eleventeen packs of cards donated to you by the company your Dad works for. For the fun of it you and the kids build a...
brian-miller's picture
Jun.22.2008
House Hunting is slightly a misnomer.  Only in the worst possible neighborhoods would a gun be appropriate and no real stealth is needed to approach the unwary prey.  I suppose the occasional house is mobile but the kind of house I want should only move if Dorthy's twister swings by.  So this house...