What is your perception of Saudi Arabia? (assuming you have never visited) I'm sure there are certain images or preconceived notions which naturally bubble to the forefront of your mind. Where did your perception come from? Media? Friends? Perception of a particular culture almost never turns out to true when one finally comes in contact [...]
I used to love Facebook. But as I'm sure you've noticed, its become toxic. Why can't we be friends without discussing politics? Please, add as many cat memes as possible, but is it really the place to be discussing immigration policy? And yet, I find myself commenting on any number of threads. I cannot not [...]
I just came across this article today. It's terrific on many different levels, and I was happy to see that it can be re-published by anyone if it is in its entirety and specifically mentions that it's an excerpt from the book "Skin in the Game." Duly noted. This article, in a way, reminds me [...]
I've become quite bored with the bored generation. Okay, that's not exactly true. But I do wonder what will become of all of these bored kids. Yes, they are bored. They tell me they're bored. They get bored at all the wrong times in all the wrong ways. It's like they need to be bored. [...]
I thought I'd share a few photos from an Indian wedding reception I went to last night. The daughter of one of our school's guards got married. It was an elaborate and lively event with an Egyptian theme, surprisingly. Oh, and of course, yummy Indian food. Here's what it all looked like.
I've in Asia for most of the last 20+ years. But an incident last week made me realize that I am still very much an American. It has to do with space. Not outer space. Personal space. I like it. Don't encroach on me or I might act rudely. Here's what happened: I was at [...]
I was reading earlier in the week that several people have been pondering the meaning of the word "expat" and why the definition of expat seems to include only white westerners who are living in a foreign country, while everyone else would be referred to as immigrants. As an expat myself for much of the [...]