Deb Brandon: Living in Radiant Color


My sister formed a Whatsapp group for the family. My siblings and I often message each other. I live in Pittsburgh, my older brother in Boston, and my two younger siblings in Israel. Though far flung, we are very close. A few days ago I messaged them about having won a minor writing competition. Us … Read more


It all started with an innocent question. “Do you have WhatsApp?” Rachel, my younger sister, on the phone with me, responded in the affirmative, and that was the beginning of the end. WhatsApp, is a phone app that allows you to message people across the globe. Most of my immediate family live in Israel, my … Read more

Herding Cats

On Novmber 2nd, I sent a message to Sefi via Facebook: “I’ll be in Israel December 19 through 28.” He responded with: “I will start arranging something. In Israeli terms this is not a short notice.” Way back when, towards the end of March, I got a notification on Facebook that it was Sefi’s birthday. … Read more