Dissertation procrastination while arriving to the Kingdom of Morocco, saying menzaknine to an old friend, being shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in Rick's Cafe, and the death of Christopher Lee. Part 1 of a multi-part entry during the month of Ramadan - complete with attempting to fast, a temporary engagement for the use of a flat, run-ins with a drug cartel, medical emergencies, and sharing a bus with a goat.
It's second term 'reading week' time here in London, and SOAS has off from classes. Hypothetically, this is the time for us to prepare essays for our full module, year-long courses. In reality, this time is spent traveling as students make their ways home to family in Europe and abroad. I tend to visit America … Continue reading The Highlander
Yes, that's an Arrested Development reference which should be read as, "A New Start", and no, Topper Harley will not be making an appearance in this posting - and only some readers will understand these. Which I am okay with. My writing style is terrible, run-on as all hell, and fluctuates between the serious, … Continue reading AMIDEAST: Part Deux – Anustart
Around this time last year, my sister Katie and friend Jere came to Egypt for their vacation. They scheduled a 2 week stay, and so the first week they were both to sleep with us at the AMIDEAST villa in the second floor reception area in between Temi and Thomas' room and mine with the … Continue reading First Encounters
It's been quite a while, hasn't it? I've noticed that WordPress puts the timestamps at the bottom of the posts, and as mine are generally quite long I'll begin with noting the date above. Did you see it? Now, let's move on. As a quick update: I'm still in Egypt. Many people have asked me, … Continue reading A Year in Reflection
Franz Krausz, an Israeli graphic designer and early Zionist who resettled from Austria to Palestine with his wife, was the man who created the know-iconic "Visit Palestine" poster in 1936 as an advertising campaign proclaiming the beauty of the land with the subtle hint of its need to be "reclaimed." For many who have seen … Continue reading The Holy Land
When it came to Eid al Adha, the only thing I was certain of was my desire to avoid viewing any of the sacrificial animal slaughtering in the streets of the city that happen before noon prayers on Friday. A week without classes gave me ample opportunity to find something else to occupy myself with. … Continue reading Adrift in Uganda