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I was wrong! (re: Australia comment #2)

I just read that, as of one year ago, immigrants applying for citizenship, after they’ve jumped through all the bureaucratic hoops, do get a proper ceremony after all. Here’s the … Continue reading

August 24, 2007 · 1 Comment

Australia Comment #4: Why I Hate Hostels

Strictly speaking, this comment could apply to most of our summer vacations, not just to this trip to Australia. It’s about the showers in hostels and campgrounds, the sort that you … Continue reading

August 16, 2007 · Leave a comment

Australia Comment #3: No Worries!

The most typically Australian phrase is not “G’day, Mate,” as I expected, it’s “No worries!” It’s amazing how often we heard that phrase and in how many different situations. Someone … Continue reading

August 12, 2007 · Leave a comment

Australia Comment #2: Citizenship

Our friend Mary Anne emigrated with her family to Australia a few years ago. I don’t know what the requirements for emigrating to Australia are, but they sure sounded complicated when … Continue reading

August 12, 2007 · 1 Comment

Australia Comment #1: My version of “The Truman Show”

Well, I’ve been travelling around Australia for the last month, and this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and add anything to my blog. In case you’re … Continue reading

August 9, 2007 · Leave a comment


Anyone who’s ever watched a Woody Allen film will know that guilt is built into the culture of the East Coast Jewish family. The slightest mistake that we make will … Continue reading

June 15, 2007 · Leave a comment