I’m a freelance writer and editor. I do a grab-bag of different kinds of writing, both paid and volunteer. I volunteer for DBI, which I am happy to do, because I work with an amazing group of women (and the occasional man) who are gratifyingly grateful for their volunteers.
I have been to Israel 4 times thus far. The first time was in 2001, during the second intifada. It was a very different experience than travel in Israel is now; a sadder one. Still, I fell madly in love with the country. My education is in history and journalism. Do you know what it is like to be a historian in a country as young as Canada? Israel was a dream come true for my historian’s soul as well as my Jewish one
The last time I went was only a month ago, when my husband and I travelled with our 3 children, his parents, 2 of our nephews and another family to celebrate our sons becoming bar mitzvah. I have 3 children, ages 9, 13 and 16. It was the first time we had gone with our children, and that was a dream come true as well.
There is truly no place I’d rather be, and can’t wait to return.
As enthusiastic as I am about dragon boat racing coming to Israel, I won’t be in a boat. My husband will be, so I can cheer him on. I am going as DBI’s Queen of Communications instead. Even though I won’t be in a boat, I will still try to use this blog to pass on interesting tidbits of information about dragon boating and, of course, DBI in particular.