It’s not war, it’s just the Middle East: Tel Aviv flight patterns again altered due to risk of rocket fire

Swiftly following on the heels of an Israeli security operation inside the Gaza Strip late Sunday night in which a senior Hamas terrorist commander and one Israeli officer were killed, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) ordered changes to flight patterns to Ben Gurion Airport—essentially Israel’s only international airport. Last month, after terrorist factions in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets toward Israel, authorities at … Continue reading It’s not war, it’s just the Middle East: Tel Aviv flight patterns again altered due to risk of rocket fire

ATHENS 5:34AM AND THE ISLAND OF I.

Things you notice in Athens at 5:34 in the morning on a semi-random Tuesday in August. Or maybe Wednesday. (probably a hot day, anyway…) I smell bread. I see a seagull. That car is going way too fast. Does a motorcycle really need to make so much noise? Who still jogs? A policeman slathering on suntan lotion rather languorously. It’s too early to contemplate the … Continue reading ATHENS 5:34AM AND THE ISLAND OF I.