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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Dubai

Dubai

We have decided that in order to make our lives work here, we are going to have to get out of Al Ain every weekend…

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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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In some way, we're all captive.

In some way, we’re all captive.

Al Ain is a millenia-old oasis in the desert. The ethnography and archaeology here by my research dates back three, four thousand years. I imagine…

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A trip to the store

A trip to the store

I confess, when we first started wrapping our heads around moving here, I thought my trip to buy food would be by strolling through an…

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Gas, food, cell phone

Gas, food, cell phone

Posty posty, I know. I’m trying to catch up on everything I have in my head first. This post is being written with all the…

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A word on mosques

A word on mosques

I mention the mosque because a couple of nights ago, I was on the couch with my LC and the last evening’s call to prayer…

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