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Getting in on one of the most popular sports in the world

My new ping pong table arrived this week and I've been busy working on my chops and smashes. For those who have not yet caught the ping pong bug, those are varieties of table tennis shots. I'm so into it. — Read More —
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This is your captain speaking: Check those bags!

With March break in full swing and airports busier than ever, I thought it a good time to raise a travel issue that’s been gurgling for some time. And on my flight yesterday, delayed almost… — Read More —
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Time to Kill….in Aspen, Co

They call it "champagne" powder for a reason. Just like sipping those tiny bubbles from France, when you get the chance to ski through the light, dry powder Colorado is famous for, it'll make you giddy. — Read More —
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What to Watch on Netflix

A world of TV shows and movies and nothing to watch. Am I right? You've probably seen all the obvious choices - the Netflix originals, the new release, the big TV series that finally made it online. Now what? — Read More —
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My Christmas Photo Album

Back in the day, the day before smart phones with built in cameras, Christmas was one of the few times of year we remembered to take photos in my family. I'm betting it was the same at your house too. I love going back over the old pics, reflecting on the various Christmases: the meals, the guests, the presents and of course, the squabbles! — Read More —
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Kristina’s Top Reads of 2015

I'm excited - it's that time again when I share my favourite reads of the year with you. I have been aching to write this for months! — Read More —
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Israel In Pictures

Now that I'm back from a week in Israel and (almost) recovered from the most severe jet lag of my life, I've had time to organize a few pictures. (It turns out one can accomplish a lot when awake from midnight onward.) Enjoy my album! — Read More —
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A Shiksa Returns To Israel

Twenty years after my first visit, I have returned to Israel. In 1995 I was fresh out of journalism school and anxious to see the place I read so much about in the headlines. Then, as now, the reality is a far cry from what we see in the news. — Read More —
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The New Starbucks

On a recent trip to Seattle I stumbled across the latest offering from that ubiquitous coffee chain that was born in this very city, Starbucks. If you find yourself looking for something to do while in The Emerald City and in need of a "coffee break", the Tasting Room is worth your time. And this from someone who doesn't drink much coffee. — Read More —
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Your Best Halloween Costume

Halloween is just two weeks away! If you still haven't figured out your costume (because you are dressing up, right?) read on for some ideas and guidance for ensuring you're the scariest monster on the street. — Read More —