No, I didn’t get a facelift, but my website did. Hmmm, should I have? Probably, would look “fresher” and modern like a colleague described my website. Mirrors aren’t our friends after sixty, or are they? Anyone living that long has been through some stuff and the more evolved can be proud of their accomplishments, if not their folds and creases. Well, I’ll go with proud of my accomplishments and leave it at that : )
I’m so excited! After five years of writing and publishing my book, “Blasted from Complacency: A Journey from Terror to Transformation in Israel” came out in June. BTW if any of you need a last-minute holiday gift and you want to give a book that will keep your family and friends on the edge of their seat while they learn something click on this link. Here’s what Jean Houston, Bestselling Author, Scholar, and Advisor to the United Nations and Russell F. Robinson CEO, of the Jewish National Fund had to say:
Penny Tee is a gifted writer. The way she moves from viewing monuments to how the war spawned a maelstrom of madness is as thrilling as it is chilling. What Penny and her family learn about themselves and human courage is a testament to the endurance of our species and the hopes we all have of creating a world that works for all. –Jean Houston, Ph.D., Bestselling Author, Scholar, and Advisor to the United Nations
. . . compelling and wonderful story. An awakening for sure! The motto of the Jewish National Fund is to teach our leaders that you must stand up and be counted. Your book exemplifies that. –Russell F. Robinson, CEO, Jewish National Fund
Now it’s time to spend my time getting my message out into the world. I believe we all need to Dream Big! Try it! And Become the Best You! And that goes for me too.
Right now, I’m finalizing a date with Dr. Carole Lieberman for her show on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel and some speaking engagements. I’ll let you know when they will be, when I do : )
Yep, it’s time to go do what I believe I am on this Earth to do (other, of course than raising my son, but since he’s in his second year of college now most of that ship has sailed).
My first thought is that it takes a couple of appendages most often attributed only to males, I mean it takes courage to step out of your comfort zone. After all I’ve just spent years in my comfortable cave writing. Beyond editing, It’s not a team sport.
But living in the present affords incredible opportunities. I mean if you concentrate on now, not the past, nor worry about the future, what you think about and do right now opens to endless possibilities. It’s time to make more friends out in the public. I’d love to meet You!
I know what I would like to happen—tons of engagements to share my message and book sales, so that’s what I’m concentrating my time on. As far as personal goals, paying for college in the U.S. is astronomical—you may already know this challenging fact. It can be downright shocking. But what parent wants their kid to start life with thousands of dollars of debt? None.
What do you want? Are you like me and want to help others as well as myself, achieve internal and external Peace? A sense of calm everyday as I meditate always brings a smile to my heart. Reading stories about Israelis and Palestinians working together, ahh, if it would only spread even further…
Do anything that fills your heart with satisfaction. Start with what you love to do and work on that. I know it will bring out your unique gifts that you are here to share. There’s never been a You before and there won’t be again, so show us who You are. I’m positive that whoever that is, the world needs you.
Look around things are not looking so good and if you listen to the nightly news, it can be downright scary. Freedom of religion is being challenged and if you are Jewish, it can be shockingly dangerous. Killing Jews on the streets and in synagogues…who would have believed this would be happening in 2019, in the United States? And around the world? It’s happened before, but haven’t humans learned better?
But great things are happening as well. TIME magazine came out with their BEST INVENTIONS 2019. Israel had seven inventions on TIMES’ top 100 list with two more mentioned. I think you’d agree that’s astounding for a country the size of New Jersey!
So many are improving our environment and helping people. The improvements helping people are amazing.
Come on, Watergen’s GENNY units, getting water from the air and no plumbing required. So many plastic water bottles can become a thing of the past. The fishes would be quite pleased.
And another product to make marine animals happy is: ECOncrete products which “increase the stability and aesthetics of urban waterfronts and coastal structures, while enhancing marine life.” The company says, “the technology features a modified concrete “recipe,” a variegated texture attractive to marine life, and a 3D design to accommodate elements such as tiny holes for little fish to hide in.”
TytoHome, a home medical kit for examining body temperature, heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat and abdomen, and sending that data to a healthcare provider, is now available at Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com For folks with serious, chronic diseases, how helpful is that?
OrCam Technologies’ wearable AI-driven MyEye 2 artificial vision device that …”provides increased independence to people who are blind or have low vision by enabling them to successfully study, work and perform daily activities,” said Ziv Aviram, OrCam cofounder, president and CEO. The device is magnetically mounted on the wearer’s eyeglasses frame and discreetly reads printed and digital text aloud— and even enables instant face recognition and identification of consumer products, colors and money. I wonder if someday they will have a version for us folks who meet lots of people and would love to remember putting the face with their name : )
Theranica Bio-Electronics’ migraine relief that gives you a little electronic zetz (Yiddish for smack in the head) from a patch. They say 2/3 of their patients experience temporary migraine relief. Something to help these sufferers is a blessing.
Temi, the personal robot. Robots for home-use are finally here! Memories of the Jetsons and Rosie the Robot from my youth, comes to mind. Temi’s “marketing aim is to appeal to busy families where the parents work long hours, travel a lot and love technology.”
Or for us older folks, not in the top 100, but mentioned nonetheless, Elli•Q was developed by Intuition Robotics. They say, “the robot’s mission is to be an “active aging companion,” keeping older adults engaged by helping them access and connect to today’s technologies, including video chats, online games, social media and other ways to stay in touch.” Sadly, so many elderlies live alone, and admit to being lonely. Hopefully this will help.
Along the lines of reaching out to folks in unfortunate circumstances is another helpful company mentioned called Lemonade. Of all things, it’s an insurance company paying claims in seconds with an insurance app. They make lemonade out of lemons by allowing policyholders to donate remaining funds to charitable causes. They bill themselves as a tech company handling insurance for millennials who were previously underserved. The R&D is done in Tel Aviv and they currently operate in New York (where they are headquartered) California and Illinois.
Finally, meet Alice. The Israeli company Eviation Aircraft unveiled its electric plane, an emission-free, quiet mode of transportation that could greatly benefit the environment. It will be available for commercial use in 2022.
In my Jewish Mom’s ear, I could just hear their mom’s kvelling (Yiddish for verbally bursting with pride). Even I found myself kvelling since these were the brain children of Israeli companies. Mazal Tov! These are important inventions, positive contributions from Israel that I hope we will see on the news.
I’m on my way to discover what I can do to improve the world. How about you? I’d love to hear what you would like to contribute, or what you already have. As always, I invite you to Join Me on My Journey…
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