Friends in Unlikely Places - The Fellowship of the Blog
One of the most amazing things about the internet is that it has a way of bringing people together.
I have found that since starting my blog (as well as through having some of my writings published in various on-line forums) that I have come into contact with some really amazing people whose paths I would have otherwise not likely crossed.
(In no particular order):
* My high school principal, along with 2 other rabbi's of mine from my high school days e mailed me after stumbling across an essay I had published on Israel National News.
* A friend who I had attended elementary school with, but whom I hadn't seen or heard from since graduating (in 1993), found me through an article I had published on Israel Insider. Turns out that we are both living in Israel - small world.
From my blog...
There's Jameel, who taught me that you don't have to be a terrorist to live in The Muqata. He also showed me that I wasn't alone in wanting to create a birthright Yesha program.
That idea led me to Joe Settler, who I have had the pleasure of discussing the idea of late with. Hopefully we will all be able to put our heads together on this and make birthright Yesha a reality.
Then there's Ezzie, from SerandEz, who not only provided me with the info on how to fix my blog, but keeps me entertained with his complex systems for determining his NFL picks - for those who must have action.
Last but not least, there is Shoshana from Sweet Rose (and from here, as well), who took the info about my blog trouble from SerandEz and did the dirty HTML work and fixed my blog for me - something which I would have never been able to accomplish myself (as I now have Blogger comments and Haloscan trackbacks - the best of both worlds - as well as one less bullet point). Also, Shoshana is one of the few people who seems to be able to tolerate (if not actually being genuinely interested) in all that I have to say when it comes to why Jews should live in Israel - and that is no small feat - just ask my wife.
You have all made this blogging experience all the more enjoyable, and I imagine that the list will only continue to grow.