A human is not a tree; he can read, move and wander

a flowing mailboxThe Internet is crazily competing for our time with our other occupations. I don’t succeed in reading everything that is of interest to me, like email, Facebook, Instagram, as new ones are rushing in. There are so many electronic newspapers, mostly free and all about my interests’ subjects, what, not to register? So, every day I have two or three such publications suggesting a world of interesting articles.

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Four tips for weight watch over time (and possibly some weight loss as well)

weight watchAs a child, I used to see my brother consuming sandwiches and cakes and stays as thin as a match. I had only one sandwich a day at school and looked somewhat stout. To lose weight, I did the “Weight Watchers” Diet, and I’ve lost the “roundness” (who said bikini?) When I left the army, I went on a diet, again, this time a quick one – no time to waste before finally starting life. With every child’s birth, I went from stout to fattish. Thus, after each birth-giving, I struggled, lost some pounds and went back to being chubby. When I stopped smoking, I started to lose the weight battle, and with age, I reached the point where everyone says that I look great, but I cannot breathe because of that “roundness.” After so many years of struggle, I would like to share four insights that help me nowadays not only to maintain my current weight so that will not “develop,” and even go down a bit. I’d love to hear your tips on the subject. Continue reading Four tips for weight watch over time (and possibly some weight loss as well)

How concentration disappeared in the digital world

"The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dalí, 1931,MoMA, concentration
“The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dalí, 1931, MoMA

Concentration is one of the skills that disappeared in the digital world. Formerly, the recommended length of a lesson was about 50 minutes and centered around one subject. Today, however, it is recommended to change the subject or activity method every 20 minutes. Nowadays this is the significant concentration time length.  Formerly, I could sit and read, write, program and even think for hours without raising my head. Today, without any interruption, I actually have to push myself to remain concentrated, particularly if it does not interest me very much. What has changed since those days?

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Social networks way of creating “facts” – truths or legends?

Was Socrates invented by the social networks?
Socrates by Leonidas Drosis

Yesterday I received, on one of my social networks, the story about Socrates and his three filters. The filters should be used if you want to tell a friend something about another friend. If you haven’t heard it yet you are invited to listen. The tale teaches ethics. It’s moral is: “Great minds discuss ideas, mediocre talk about events, little people talk about people.” Undoubtedly, gossip is not a positive thing, though occasionally, we are all guilty of it.

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Yes, we can

A Photo of the Edison familly with the shoole principalSometimes we do not agree with decisions made by the government, by our parents, our boss or kids etc. However, apart from changing the government by vote every few years, or complaining (about the boss), or trying to argue (with parents or children) we don’t have a lot of options, so we shrug, ignore and move on. I want to share with you an act of injustice, which we can correct. Continue reading Yes, we can

What is it all about?

The renovation to our flat, that took place some years ago, was so full of small insights, little incidents and a lot of stories so that when I shared them with my friends I was ordered to go and start writing a blog. I opened this blog in Hebrew and, looking back, I can see that I wrote quite a lot. I wrote about the renovation, about current experiences and events and about my travels. While all these subjects are relevant to my friends in Israel, some are interesting to my English-speaking friends too. So, I decided to turn this site into a bi-lingual one. I don’t promise anything but I’ll try to write regularly in English too.

The last word: welcome to my English blog!