Are You a Backpacker or Have you Been to Israel?

Ein Gedi

I'm planning a one-month retreat to the Ein Gedi area near the Dead Sea. I'm going to spend time living in hostels as well as camping on the beach, which is free. Some questions: What do you recommend as far as backpacks go? Tents? I'll be traveling in March. Keep in mind I'll need to travel "ultra lite" style, sort of like those guys who do the Appalachian … [Read more...]

Love Living in Las Vegas


Jay Devoy has a cynic's guide to living in Las Vegas. In sum, he doesn't like it. It's easy to see why he hates Vegas. The need to connect is as great as the need for food and shelter. As Aristotle noted, "Man is a social animal.┬áHe who lives without society is either a beast or God." Living in a real city like San Francisco, or even a beach community like Laguna, a … [Read more...]