SUPER IMPORTANT!

Hi, I know I haven’t been on here in… literally years, but I come back for a super important reason. Because my B’nai Mitzvah (a Jewish celebration of coming of age) is around the corner, I’ve decided what my charity project is going to be. I started a project to donate $2,000 to love146, and I need your help!

Love146 is an amazing international non-profit organization that helps stop child trafficking, and takes care of the survivors. Child trafficking is the illegal movement of children, typically for the purposes of forced labor or sexual exploitation. 

Please go to http://inyurl.com/love146-mitzvahproject  or click the widget below to donate. And to learn more, you can go to http://love146.org/ or go to my charity page where I explain more about love146 and child trafficking, and how relevant it is in 2016. What if your child, little sibling, or any young loved one was taken when they were just a little kid, and used for horrible purposes?

Thank you and please donate anything you can!❤

 

-Ronen

Uncle Davey’s Civil War Shop!

Hi, this is a new thing I’m doing for history, I’m going to go antiquing (I
LOVE antiques) once and a while, and find a thing I like from a time era I’m
studying.
Recently, I’ve been studying a LOT about the Civil War, so I went to a
really cool Civil War shop! My dad was at work, but he would’ve LOVED it
because there was basically an ENTIRE ROOM devoted to knives and guns!

I really loved this section with all these knickknacks that the soldiers played with
for fun. After all, they were waiting a long time before they actually
fought, so they had these little games! There was a tiny chess set, some
dominoes, and little dice!

Full grown men at that time were practically my mom’s size (and my mom is
pretty short!), so they had tiny things. Plus, when you’re moving to
different places to fight, you need to be able to pack your bag easily, with
lightweight things. I wound up getting a small box with a pin, some buttons,
and two dice!

The pin was a type of horn, representing the infantry.
There are three main types of soldiers (not horn blowers or any other kind
of person)- the men running on foot, (the infantry) , the people who rode on horses, (the cavalry), and the people who shot the cannons, (the artillery).
I really have no idea why the infantry used a horn as a symbol, but they would pin it on their hats.

There are four buttons in the box I bought, two on the top, (the black ones) have the American
eagle, and that’s the Union. The other two buttons don’t mean a THING!
People were just making buttons themselves, so they’ll have some type of
button! Those are the Confederacy buttons.

Actually, so many things in the war were homemade! Many people got killed by
their own side a lot (which is called a “Friendly Fire”), but not only just by missing the target! A lot of
soldiers didn’t have the typical uniforms, so they either wore casual
clothes, or they actually wore the uniforms from The Revolutionary War!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then I have my two little dice!
Uncle Davey's thingy
I had a great time at Uncle Davey’s Civil War shop!

Oh, Elvis :)

(If you are not aware our rats died…)

I got a dog! He is a hound mix and 53 POUNDS.  He has white fur with brown splotches all over him. He is soooo cute, NEVER barks, and knows how to sit!

I’ve had him for 5 days now :). His original name was Sunny, and I was thinking of renaming him Sparta (so when I show him off I can go THIS IS SPARTA and FOR SPARTA!!!) but when I saw his adorable face and tiny crooked tail, I knew he was an Elvis.

Everywhere I take him, people keep saying what a smart and trainable dog he is, this is true, but right now he’s a 53 pound crazy truck. He is 1 year and a few months but he behaves like a puppy, he has been in a pound all his life only on 5 feet of concrete to play on.

He has no clue how to walk on a leash but in just 3 days he’s gone from crazy truck to small car :)! He is MY dog, so he’s MY crazy responsibility!

Yesterday when I took him to play in the backyard he ran into a little section separated with a gate, and  some dog started barking (I thought it was our neighbor’s yappy dog).

I assumed Elvis would run back to me after a minute, but he didn’t. I ran to where Elvis and I saw him barking at this poor gigantic turtle! I was a bit scared, because he’s never barked, but soon I grabbed his collar and took him with me. He was NOT giving up, finally, my mom realized from inside the house it was Elvis who was barking and went outside and shut the gate.

Thankfully, the turtle escaped through a hole, although I think Elvis remembers it, because today he was sniffing around that area FOREVER! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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LOL!

LOL Elvis

Washington DC!

Hi! We recently got home from Washington DC and I’ll tell you all about it!

Firstly, we got a tour of the Capitol, it was really cool, and I loved this one part that had a pink ceiling and gold designs with a gigantic beaded chandelier! Then we saw the Library of Congress, and it was really nice, it had famous author’s names painted on the walls.

We saw Arlington, which was beautiful though I expected JFK’s gravesite to be grander. We also got to see the changing of the guards next to the tomb of the unknown, which was AWESOME, but very tiring.

We saw the Holocaust Museum, which was very well done and strong but not, like, so strong it completely rips out your heart. We saw Lincoln, and it was just… WOW, and we saw the plaque where Martin Luther King Jr. stood.

The Museum of Natural History was GREAT, mainly based on the fact that for the first time EVER a butterfly landed on me in the butterfly exhibit!!!!

We saw the Washington Monument under construction because of the earthquake, we saw (my favorite!) the Newseum, and the very similar Museum of American History!!! The Newseum is basically the museum of news, important events. It has Civil Rights things, like one of the cafeteria tables from the Civil Rights sit-ins. It has some JFK things, and FBI stuff… really things like that!

I haven’t studied Lincoln very much yet but I know things about other early presidents. I have studied the Civil War and want to study MUCH more. The American History museum also has cool things and the First Ladys’ dresses!

Here are some pics…

Washinton DC 2 162Arlington!

Washinton DC 2 030Capitol!

Washington Dc 075Michelle Obama‘s Dress (pretty, ain’t it?)

Washington Dc 055A cafeteria table from one of the sit-ins

this2Lincoln!

Washington Dc 093An old jack-in-the-box of a president!

My sonnet

For my Shakespeare class I learned about sonnets and was supposed to write one.

My ideas started to flow when I based my first line off of one of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

A sonnet has to have ten syllables in each line and the last word of every other line has to rhyme, and you also have to stick to the rhythm of your rhyming.

A sonnet has twelve lines then an indent at the bottom and the bottom two lines both rhyme.

VERY confusing! 🙂

This is Shakespeare’s:

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed; But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st; Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

 

And this is mine:

Shall I say the darling life of a cow?

Firstly, they are just playful little ones

The big grown cows become more helpful now

Cows give milk and yogurt, they produce tons

 

People look at them and only see meat

But they are warm and fuzzy, so awesome

They are not just cow patties you can eat

Ever think she’s jealous of a possum?

 

My friends, have you eaten bacon today?

The last thing you hear is a soundful snort

The piglets wish they had a chance to play

And you just go skip off to your resort

 

Alas! They escape to cow and pig world!

And the cows jumped up and the pigs’ tails curled!

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