something completely amazing and mildly traumatic

I recently wrote a piece for Sass magazine’s online content (“Living an Expat Life“); a short-and-sweet 500 word listicle that I agonized over for three weeks before sending in. As far as freelancing goes, it was one of the more difficult pieces I’ve ever written. Because – -it seems cosmically appropriate that during this time I not … More something completely amazing and mildly traumatic

it’s temporary and will soon slip into something else

We are in the throes of a very strange Abu Dhabi winter here in the desert. Temperatures have barely climbed out of the 60’s, dipping down into the 50’s at night, with clouds building across the sky. CLOUDS! It’s insanity. And it makes me so happy. Everyone here is terribly disappointed, because the Abu Dhabi … More it’s temporary and will soon slip into something else

travel break – Vietnam

Still adjusting back to life after holidays, guests, and a spectacular trip to Vietnam with good friends. This means work and laundry and grocery shopping and all of those mundane things that seem so impossibly tiring after a vacation. In the meantime, please enjoy some snaps of the incredible country that is Vietnam. For reference, … More travel break – Vietnam

think of the hellos or, even better, the hello-agains

One of the inevitable aspects of expatdom is a lot of hellos and goodbyes. Sometimes in a seemingly very short span of time. The UAE, a country known for being majority expat in population, is an especially transient place. People come and go on a rotating basis, and after awhile you get used to saying goodbye. … More think of the hellos or, even better, the hello-agains

life is weird

“Hey, remember like seven years ago when we were both single and working brunch at the bar on weekends?” I said to my friend, Mike. This was last Friday as we were crammed into the back seat of a 4-wheel drive SUV, raging up and down a bank of sand dunes. As the car perched … More life is weird