A Bit of Chutzpah http://abochu.com/index.html Excursions outside of the box en Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:51:36 GMT Unity http://abochu.com/abocp/unity.html Henei ma tov umanaim shevet achim gam yachad. That is not present and I weep. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:51:05 GMT http://abochu.com/abocp/unity.html Seats and water drop http://abochu.com/abocp/seats-and-water-drop.html The winter weather was taking its toll on my psyche as I left the Negev and it's sandstorms. I need to breathe, cold or no, so decided to head west into Europe and find somewhere I would not be coughing up desert dust. For some stupid reason I ended up in England, thought why not and began tramping around in the cold wet weather--I'd come from one extreme to the other. Grabbing a train I headed to the southeast of London to hike toward the coast for a ferry out of the dumb place. Sitting down at one point brought a theme to mind. Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:40:59 GMT http://abochu.com/abocp/seats-and-water-drop.html The wall factor http://abochu.com/abocp/the-wall-factor.html We walk by them, live inside them, travel over and under them, even walk along the things. Unless you are in the middle of a wilderness or similar, there is one thing you cannot get away from, walls. They are used for a variety of purposes, yet often we miss those vertical upshoots as we travel, because we are so used to them. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:35:35 GMT http://abochu.com/abocp/the-wall-factor.html Unnamed terror http://abochu.com/abocp/unnamed-terror.html The machine gun fire could be heard, about half a mile away, from the area they had reckoned the diversion would take place. He was the point man, no radio, no lights, a special load in his gun. Fri, 03 Jan 2020 11:14:35 GMT http://abochu.com/abocp/unnamed-terror.html A seriously miserable day http://abochu.com/abocp/a-seriously-miserable-day.html Last October a morning began with me waking up a little after 7 and the curtains were still drawn. Downing a glass of orange juice while the kettle boiled in the kitchen was just the usual deal, except I did not look outside as normal. Wed, 30 Oct 2019 15:42:55 GMT http://abochu.com/abocp/a-seriously-miserable-day.html Wood and hills http://abochu.com/abocp/wood-and-hills.html To say the area I headed for stinks, is an understatement. With the exception of this hike, every trek I've done in that part of the country has been a serious pain. One, because I followed someone else's instructions who hadn't a clue which was left and right, nearly got me killed. Others have been more trouble than they were worth. So it was with trepidation I set out to the region on a warm, sunny, Spring day, which began with thick fog and cleared by the time I arrived. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:05:22 GMT http://abochu.com/abocp/wood-and-hills.html Death of a golf course http://abochu.com/abocp/death-of-a-golf-course.html A bit of time was available, so I headed for a place to see what was there. A town exists, with a population of around 100,000 and the residents pretend it is a village, unreality is too kind a word. At the edge of town, going down a hill to a major route, is a large park so I took a look see. Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:24:34 GMT http://abochu.com/abocp/death-of-a-golf-course.html