Family Visits

As Mother’s Day comes around I’m reminded of just how lucky I am to have the family I do. At the beginning of last school year one of my fellow teachers was venting about the frustrations she was experiencing with her family. She hadn’t heard from them in weeks, not since she’d moved to Egypt. […]

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A failed experiment

So my year in jewelry started out so promisingly. I really did want to write about my jewelry. I swear. I even took pictures of the pieces I wore every day…for a while. Then I got busy of course. I got too busy to write every day, so I decided to write once a week. […]

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31 Important Things You Learn When You Move Across The World via Buzzfeed

31 Important Things You Learn When You Move Across The World via Buzzfeed 1. You learn how much unnecessary stuff you own when you attempt to pack it into a reasonable, movable state. Rega Jha 2. And when you’re forced to get rid of some of it, you realize what is truly important to you. https://instagram.com/p/qSTWElPkAu/embed/captioned/?v=3 instagram.com […]

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Adventures in Egyptian Ikea

If you’re going to go to Ikea, pick a time when it’s not busy. In Egypt (and most of the Middle East, I assume), that time is Friday mid-morning, before prayer. Friday is the holy day here, and is celebrated by Christians and Muslims alike. Most people sleep in leaving the streets bare and ghost town […]

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