I’m starting a newsletter

I’m starting a newsletter

It’s something that’s been kicking around as an idea in my head for a long time. But in my head it seemed like a long task, that would take weeks of planning and execution—it’s taken a week. Maybe a little over a week of me […]

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Not an Open Book

Not an Open Book

The first two words in the tagline for this blog is “Personal blog.” I fear those words have lost their connection with what I actually write. Over time, it’s become harder for me to be totally honest and open here. Writing this post isn’t easy […]

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A short boat ride to Bu Maher Fort

A short boat ride to Bu Maher Fort

I’ve been patiently waiting for the weather to cool down enough to where I can be outside comfortably during the day, for an extended period of time, without having a river of sweat streaming down my back. Almost there. Regardless, last weekend I took a […]

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Currently… October

Currently… October

It’s harder than I expected it to get back into the routine of writing on a regular basis. For lack of a specific topic, and to avoid staring at a blank page for much longer (because it is driving me crazy), here’s a little life […]

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Reconnecting with an old friend

Reconnecting with an old friend

Writing your first blog post after an unexpected and unplanned hiatus is not unlike reconnecting with a friend who you haven’t seen in a long time. Do you play catch-up, filling in all the details of the time gone by? Or jump straight into something […]

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Two years on in Bahrain

Two years on in Bahrain

This past weekend, Saturday May 21st to be exact, marked the two-year anniversary of my move to Bahrain. TWO WHOLE YEARS. The date isn’t in my calendar, so I sort of forgot. I knew the move date was around May in 2014, sometime towards the […]

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It’s like thunder! Lightning…

It’s like thunder! Lightning…

This isn’t going to turn into “oh my god, did you see the sky” kind of blog. But, oh my god, did you see the sky? Well, no you didn’t. Not these skies above Bahrain. Unless you live in Bahrain too – in which case, […]

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Time out for a sunset

Time out for a sunset

What is it about sunsets that make you stop whatever you’re doing just to admire them? It’s not as if they’re a rare occurrence. The sun sets every day. And they’ll never be a day when it doesn’t set. So today, I was working away. […]

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