The Sibling Drive(ry)
Family, Israel |
August 31, 2010

The Sibling Drive(ry)

Before I get started, my mother has requested that I put in writing and in public that I asked her to force me to cull my belongings when I get home and get rid of a lot because I certainly do not want to move it all again! Now, we left off with the packing of the car and sleeping. Tuesday (Aug 17) morning we woke up, ate, got ready, did last minute things… it was sort of emotion on hold… trying not to get emotional because we weren’t leaving quite yet......

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Peace in the Middle East?
Israel |
August 30, 2010

Peace in the Middle East?

I was speaking to a friend tonight. Here’s how our conversation went… Him: How’s the middle east? You get peace yet? Me: Not yet. It’s pretty damn warm though… maybe that’s why they are all so irritable… Him: True. Anybody think of handing out air con’s and THEN holding peace talks? (this is totally j/k, I know air conditioning can’t solve 5000 years of conflict)...

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Ode to an Empty Apartment
Random |
August 30, 2010

Ode to an Empty Apartment

Stolen and modified from Ode to a Tree. My weak attempt at poetry (and humor). Ode to an Empty Apartment I think that I shall never see An empty apartment by me. An apartment whose open door is wide For all to come and look inside; A home from where I did look at G-d all day, A place where I used  to live and pray; An apartment that does in Summer wear Many nests of pigeons in her hair; A roof under which my head has lain; Who so gallantly shielded......

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Packing up is a hard thing to do

Note: Inspired by my friend Erin over at Dec-O-Blog, I have decided to post my adventures from the start, despite the fact that I am already at one major end destination. Follow the fun! Probably the worst experience in my whole world was packing up my apartment for storage and packing to live in Israel for 5 months and packing to be driving for 4 days and 7 days in NYC. Now I know what you are thinking, “Duh, Talia, packing ALWAYS sucks!” Yes, you are right. Packing always sucks. This just......

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Arrived in Israel!
Israel |
August 29, 2010

Arrived in Israel!

Very exciting, I have arrived in Israel!! Thank G-d, I am finally here and getting settled. It is kinda crazy and definitely a new experience. I apologize for the lack of blogs but will fix that soon… just need to get settled and rested! Shalom for Eretz Yisrael!...

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On the road
Family |
August 18, 2010

On the road

My brother and I are on the road to NYC right now… A nice brother/sister road trip before I leave for Israel. Don’t have much time or energy to write right now but once we land in NYC, I promise to update. And be ready… there is a special friend joining the adventure! Before I leave you, we stopped in Cincinnati today to visit my great grandparents’ internment, their home from 70 years ago (I have a picture of my Nanny (great grandma) holding my dad as a baby on that porch......

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Drumroll please…

It’s been approved. I just received this touching email from the dean and my department – So warm and kind… THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC MESSAGE Your Capstone Project has been approved by your department. CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishment! University College ************************************ Student Name: Davis, Talia School: University College Department: Organiz & Prof Communication Degree Name:  Master of Professional Studies Type: Capstone THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC EMAIL NOTIFICATION...

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The Final and Official Iteration of My Capstone

Well…. here it is folks! The final edition of my Capstone. After an intense 10 weeks of writing and then 4 weeks prior of writing the proposal, it is complete. Here is an excerpt from the paper – Abstract Social media and inbound marketing have been on the receiving end of much hype in the past five years. Due to the rapid growth of Internet usage, companies find themselves needing to stay current and develop new marketing tactics. This is especially true for companies whose product is the content they deliver electronically......

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Family in all it’s glory

This past long weekend I visited my aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandmother in Kansas with my family. We wanted to squeeze a visit in to my grandmother before both my brother and I go off on our adventures. It was an incredible visit. I enjoyed seeing the younger cousins growing up and, as my aunt pointed out with the older ones, the age difference doesn’t see quite so huge as we get older (though 30 and 15 are still quite different!). Seeing grandma was heart-wrenching in the best way possible. In fact,......

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