So I’m sitting in the Yad Vashem conference right now. Day 1, so far we have received a nice little tour of part of the campus here. I’m really impressed with the path that Yad Vashem has taken in response to the Holocaust as opposed to the Washington DC and LA museums that are actually rather tasteless. It’s absurd that my 110 Euro a night hotel room doesn’t have free...
The past few days have been in the Arab quarter of Haifa. Really neat little town set in some absolutely beautiful hills. I went and checked out Tsfat yesterday and that was quite an amazing experience. I met up with a journalist from NY and w’ve been wandering around. I sat in while he interviewed some of the artists in Tsfat and that was definitely the high light of the trip. Tomorrow I...
I’ve been wondering how Crocs, the shoes that should not exist, are still in business. After a day of hiking all over Tel Aviv and Jaffa I have realized that they are all shipped over to Israel. Dear God, every other person I saw was wearing a pair. They make sense in this climate, though. It is hot.
Tel Aviv, Night One
It’s 5:30 in the morning, jet lag DAMN YOU! Woke up in a hostel that feels like a co-ed TKE house. Down to Jaffa for the day, then up to Haifa tomorrow (I think, that’s what I’ll do, but who knows).
So I leave for Israel in the morning. I’m not really going to be sending out emails, but if you want you can follow my activity here www.mcbaindn.tumblr.com Have fun state-side, I’ll see everyone when I return. —Derek
I just got my first pair of LL Bean Blucher Mocs in the mail after being a loyal Sperry wearer, and i can’t believe just how comfortable they are. Out of the box Sperry’s always hurt my feet for the first couple of weeks, however, these fit beautifully right now. They need to break in, the blogs are right about the the appearance of the leather, however, that’s part of the joy of...
The End of a Year
So it’s finals week. The seniors have just graduated, and soon I’ll be off to Israel for the summer. Once again the year is fading with a whimper rather than a bang, but I guess it’s better than it could be.
Who would have ever thought that it would be so difficult to find a good pair of welted oxfords? I currently have a pair of Florsheim Imperials that my father bought back in the early 70’s. Beyond being beautifully made, they have been resoled maybe a dozen times over the years and they have never looked better, however, since they are nearly 40 years old they are on a very limited rotation....