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Palestinian Olive Harvest

Yesterday there was lots of rain. It started before lunch and carried on till early evening when it turned to sleet and briefly to flurries of light snow. 212 more words


Poem for Palestine: As Far As The Eye Can See

In my previous post I wrote about just one of the many stories I heard and distressing sights I saw while in Palestine last autumn. 165 more words


Help Make my Facebook Feed more Accurate in 2017

Lately I have been in a bit of a writer’s slump.  This is due to numerous reasons.

Teaching is a tough job. I love it, but it can be all consuming when teaching students in both a brick-and-mortar classroom and in an online classroom. 918 more words


Rules of the Occupation – a rigged game

Hekmat’s land is on the outskirts of Kafr Qaduum near the gate by the illegal Israeli settlement of Qedumim [1].  We had come to help with his olive harvest because the family is very poor. 1,063 more words

Olive Picking in France

At this time of year I keep seeing references to olive picking (in warmer climes than the north of England, granted) and it always brings back happy memories of the time we spent… 305 more words


Olive oil and the Salt of the Earth

A family member is an olive oil zealot. She keeps an olive grove and produces small quantities of olive oil to perfection. She has a mastery over the process from beginning to end and makes no consents to comfort. 233 more words