No Big Deal. One Month in Israel

May 3, 2018 A soldier is sitting next to me. He has a loaded machine gun, and it’s no big deal. A month ago this would have scared the hell out of me. Now it’s no more unique than the man sitting across from us with a briefcase in his lap, on his way to work. The...

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Don’t Go to Israel!

April 5, 2018 “Don’t let them stamp your passport,” I was told by countless people. “Israel doesn’t have many friends in the Middle East and there are plenty of countries that will not let you in if they find an Israel stamp in your passport.” This flashed through my...

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The World Spins By is an intimate journey of loss, curiosity, and love—recounted one pedal stroke at a time along Jerry’s two-year bicycle journey back to himself.