The summer of 2008 will begin soon. Howard’s May 3rd departure for Israel is chapter one. Here, Eli snaps a bon voyage pic on his cameraphone. LAX shines in the spectacles and the promise of adventure looms behind the smiles.

UPDATE: See the blog that Eli wrote regarding his 5 week trip through Europe and the Middle East at EliandaBackpack.

Howard returned to Israel in January 2009 for an even longer stay. He continues to share the curious, bizarre, and the mundane thoughts he has while living in Jerusalem at his Blog: HowardIsrael.


This image captured the literary lights on Valencia Street during the 2007 LitQuake Crawl. Crawl the streets again on October 11, 2008.

Marjorie Ellen Baer

December 31, 1953 – October 6, 2007

MEB 1953-2007