Look out there

Look out there

I rarely speak to my neighbors on planes, because I don’t want to add to my feeling of being trapped. But, my neighbor on my…

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Last days in Al Ain

Last days in Al Ain

Two months ago when we came to Al Ain, we had three months to see if the jobs that brought us here were going to…

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Scenes from Muscat

Scenes from Muscat

We found the enduring port city of Muscat, Oman, filled with proud, charismatic and friendly people willing to share a little of their slice of…

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Whoa, indeed.

Whoa, indeed.

I didn’t take photographs on yesterday’s trip to Dubai. We drove in to drop off Whitey, the stray dog, to a rescue shelter who had…

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Where the locals eat

Where the locals eat

Behind Gucci handbags and black Range Rovers lies the Starbucks beverage as the cheapest of conspicuously consumed items. We grabbed our usual and headed for…

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The cycle of life and living

The cycle of life and living

My envy of Arabian cats is over. It turns out I was envying dumpster cats who aggressively facilitate turf wars by punking any other cat…

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Other kinds of clean

Other kinds of clean

Moms, meet an entire culture which also guilts their children into believing cleanliness is next to godliness. Cleanliness here dictates religious and social order, from…

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Today's Entertainment

Today’s Entertainment

Today, we went to…the mall. I bought…some clothes. Then, we went…bowling at the International Bowling Centre. Surreal entertainment that on paper resembles a teenager’s day…

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Modern Life

Modern Life

We’ve been tagged. This tag was found on our back wall while walking the neighborhood today. The usual suspects like “you suck” is a guess…

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Oopsies...

Oopsies…

We accidentally ascended the highest peak in the UAE a few days ago… The Jebel Hafeet, which looks over the Empty Quarter (that’s Al Ain…

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