Daily Archives: June 13, 2011

Israelis Wanted!!

A friend was in touch and is looking for help with a doctoral dissertation. In order to help you need to be a legal resident of Israel over the age of 18, Jewish,  and willing to answer a survey. Please pass on to those you feel might be interested.

*please note – by posting this I do not approve or disapprove of the premise of the dissertation. I have not formed an opinion in any way. I am just a messenger. Any questions you may have please email the person quoted below.

Here’s an unedited message with more details:

My name is Cristina Andriani. I am a doctoral candidate at Clark University in the Department of Psychology and the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, under the direction of Jaan Valsiner and Johanna Vollhardt. I am conducting research for my dissertation on Jewish-Israeli Holocaust collective memory meaning making in the context of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

I am looking for volunteers who will be asked to complete an online survey. It will take approximately 30 minutes of your time. Participation is voluntary. You may decline to answer any question that you do not wish to answer, and if you wish to drop out of the study at any time, you are free to do so. Your answers will be kept fully confidential. At the end of the survey you will be asked for your contact information so we may contact you for a follow-up study, but you are not obliged to provide this information.

In order to participate in the survey, you must be a Jewish Israeli, 18 years or older, residing in Israel. In order to access the survey, please click on the link below.

Link: http://ww3.unipark.de/uc/survey_jewish_israeli_beliefs/

If you have any questions regarding my research or the survey, do not hesitate to contact me via email at candriani@clarku.edu. If you know people who you think may be willing or interested in participating in this survey, please forward this email to them. Thank you.

Best Regards,

Cristina Andriani
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Psychology
Clark University, Worcester, MA

It’s MY purse!

It’s pink and capacious. It has depths like you wouldn’t believe. I keep so many important things in there – MY things. Like lipstick, car keys, money, iPod, lock for my gym locker, a few pens, some candy, a snack or two – some tissues, some receipts, breath fresheners, a safety pin or three.

My purse screams my name.

It is MINE. Not a receptacle for your stuff because you don’t want to just put your keys or your miscellaneous stuff in your own pocket. I don’t need gameboy cartridges warring with my lip gloss. It’s MY PURSE for MY things. It’s heavy enough with the kitchen sink I choose to carry around, I don’t need to add to it because carrying something small in your own pockets is just too much to expect.

And then, when you want your treasures back, you expect me to be able to just whip them out like that? It’s a black hole in there, my friend. Once it goes in, it’s lost forever – or until the purse gods decide you deserve to have it back.

Buy a man purse, or use your pockets. Just leave my purse ALONE.