Gustav Klimt’s Tree of Life, with Vespas. 

I won’t go into more of this than I need, but I cam across a video clip of the Craig Ferguson Late Night Show that has really stayed with me, since viewing it last night. Last nights show was already pre-recorded, but Craig decided that he needed to address the recent event and he did so in a very touching and masterful way. The story is on Jezebel.com and you can view the link by clicking here, Craig Ferguson Forgoes His Monologue for a Soulful Rumination.

Upon reflecting on my last post, which was published about 24 hours (or so) before this tragic business, I believe that something inside of me felt that those word were needed. Not exactly those words, but that the intentions they were seeking that needed to be pushed out into the world and, I hope, gain some traction in what needs to happen without our world. We need compassion for another and to honor the fact that we are human and that there is value in that single fact. If we forget this, what becomes of us? As Craig Ferguson put it best, “We’re all diminished by this”.  (more…)

Charming West Texas, you give me faith in humanity. Updated.

A short tale of a small, West Texas town and the happenings of a woman on a scooter: 

There are some moments that you are able to be a part of that restore your faith in humanity, at least for a little bit, now and then. I admit that most of the time, I find myself in a bit of a hurry and adopting those “city slicker” moods when I come back to this area fondly referred to as “West Texas”. It is a charming area, where people still find time to stop and chat to one another before they go on their way. Of course, everyone here is more and more “busy” being modern and in a rush to get anywhere else, but they still have moments when that old-time charm creeps into their bones and takes over for a moment. These are the memories of Home I’ll always cherish and never cease to amaze me when I am able to bear witness to them happening in today’s world.   Continue reading

Shooting Vespa Backdrops:

flowers do the job just fine.

This backdrop setting was one that I happened to pass everyday out on rides back in Israel between Rehovot and day trips throughout the countryside. I decided one day that this little fuchsia dream must be used as a framework for some photos with the vespa, and I am happy I decided it must be so as the photos all turned out great! I miss these rides and long for them every time I see a rider out on the roads.  (more…)

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Mothers, it’s your day! Where would we be without you?

Thank you for all you have done and for being an all-out fabulous women. 

“Mom” by 7-year-old Soren. (io9.com)

Also, head over Msbehaved.com for “a very MsBehaved Mother’s Day”! There will be plenty of nice, and tons of naughty, post concerning dear ‘ol mom throughout the day.

Cheers!

Beyond The Scoot: A Big Toda From Roxy Vespa!

This image was created in the vain of Gawker’s ‘Zooey Wowie’ posts.

First and foremost, Thank You, to all who have subscribed to the blog or have read the posts here! I really enjoy what you have each brought to this blog. You all help give me the incentive to strive towards creating and crafting better articles because of your fabulousness. If you have any subjects of photos you would like to request, please let me know. Also any and comments are always appreciated. 

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Oh, the locals. Always a pleasure. Or at least, an experience. 

Israel is such an interesting place to live and just when you think you’ve moved beyond the culture shock and finally understand the local customs, you realize just how much you’ve left to learn. Read further down for further “Israeliness”. Plus, check out a personal little blurb from me down at the bottom. Soak it all in and then have a lovely weekend indeed, y’all.  (more…)

Vespa Adventures: Ya’ar HaMeginim Poppy Fields Part 1

Sometimes you come across something by accident and realize how lucky you were to witness the beauty, 

Because the next day, you might not be able to appreciate it in the same way: 

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Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut: The Siren יום העצמאות 2012

Two-minute nationwide siren sounds at 11 A.M. to commemorate the 22,993 IDF soldiers who died during their service. Todays’s services came a day after a ceremony for Israel’s fallen soldiers was held on Tuesday evening on the eve of Memorial Day in cities across Israel.

I follow a blog that I have really enjoyed reading and wanted to share their post today about ‘The Siren’.

From Vov, over at Importantlytrivial.com:

“As the double days of Israel’s Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) have arrived, I once again find myself reflecting on the meaning of this juxtaposition of official holidays, one representing the ultimate sadness of a people; the second, the ultimate national joy.  Continue reading