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It’s not often I get a chance to attend talks by authors, so I was happy to be able to go to one yesterday evening. I heard readings by Evan Fallenberg (from his new book, When We Danced on Water) and Abby Frucht (who is in Israel to teach creative writing), followed by a discussion on writing. A very pleasant evening.

And it was made more pleasant by the journey there and back. Despite my previous experience, I decided to brave the light railway again. What a difference! I left the house at 6:00 and arrived in the centre of town at 6:30. I couldn’t have done that by bus. I got a seat both ways and we didn’t stop for long at stations.

Now all I need is a sticker:

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life.

9 replies on “Improvement”

Additional benefits of public transport

1 You can listen in to other people’s conversations
2 If these are boring, you can read
3 If there is traffic or other hold-ups, it’s not your job to sort it out.

And you heard some great writers on top of all that!

I have a couple kids who adore light rail and are always trying to get me to take it. Problem is, it takes as long to drive to the station as it takes to drive to my destination! (I have you on my sidebar now so I can keep up with your blog *smile*)

We’re lucky. We live five minutes’ walk from the station. I do feel important on your sidebar – like having a box in a theatre (not that I’ve ever sat in a box, but I imagine that’s how it feels).

If you follow the right blogs and people on Twitter, you get to hear about some of them. I think they’re usually free. This one was, although I had to buy something from the restaurant where it was held.

I really enjoy your ‘Everday Life In Israel’ posts. I visited Jerusalem twice when on holiday in Israel in 1988 and 1993. It’s interesting to hear what your everday life there is like. My husband Ian was a volunteer living on a kibbutz, Ein-Gev opposite Tiberias, in 1969/70 and 1972/73.

What a shame we didn’t meet! Perhaps you’ll come again….
Glad you like the posts. I think some people would be surprised how similar it is to where they live.

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