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Israel Shabbaton

Wow the Israel Shabbaton was great! Only one little thing sucked, and I'm going to get that off my chest first. We broke up for the annual Knesset activity, where you go with a group and get a real party's platform and make a little skit to introduce everyone to the party. One of the leaders of the group I was in with the UCSC and Sonoma folks decided to use the opportunity to give a stupid, pointless, useless, 15 minute waste of time speech on how "leadership means really doing something." La de fucking da. Thanks, asshole. Can we get back to not looking stupid in front of everyone by having an actual skit instead of just reading the fucking party platform to the whole group? No? So we look dumb? Ok, thanks. Anyways, everything else about the Shabbaton rocked my socks, and I'm really happy I went.

Walker Creek Ranch is owned by the Marin County Education Office. Pretty neat. But it's in upper bumblefuck. Somewhere between Novato and Petaluma, and then over a hill on a dirt road. I was carsick both ways from that last 15 miles off the big roads. The food there is great, the accomodations are very nice, the scenery is fabulous, the staff is professional and courteous.

Ok, more to come on this one later. Going back to sleep.

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