particularly inspiring to blog about these past 3 weeks (must be the usual
seasonal affective disorder). Everything
pretty much routine for everyone here.
week I completed an intensive Hebrew language improvement course, which has
helped me noticeably (though I still need more of it; have an appointment to
discuss a possible course given in January by a local purveyor instead of
having to shlep into Tel Aviv 4 days a week).
Approximately one-third of the last class were French, about one-fourth
from the former Soviet Union, about one-fourth Anglos, and a few from other
miscellaneous places (including Latin America, Denmark, and Italy).
Christmas is not my holiday, I do hope that my Christian friends had a merry
one. Back in the States, several of my
neighbors had some, shall we say, very visible Christmas light decoration
displays (some of which were reported in the local newspaper). Israel being Israel, there is not too much of
that to be seen here, though there is a visible Christian community in my town,
most of whom are employees of American companies who have been assigned to the
Israel offices, and who commute to Tel Aviv or Ramat Gan (and in the case of one
I know, to the Holy City of Jerusalem).
There is a store in town that sells Christmas decorations; the owner
tells me that the people who come in to buy them often remain loyal customers
throughout the year.
potentially interesting personal and professional plans are now shaping up for
me and for my wife. Nothing to report
yet, but perhaps some of the events in the offing shall bring me past this current burn-out.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
Labels: Burn-out, New Year