The Life, Times & Musings of an American Midwest Woman Who Lives in the Middle East

Posts made in August, 2016

The Perfume of Zaheen

The Perfume of Zaheen

By on Aug 29, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Letting my eyes adjust to the dim light inside the simple Nubian home, I greeted Zaheen and took my place on the bed between her and my friend. She rested her dark, weathered hand on mine. “Where have you been?” Zaheen’s granddaughter, Nala asked me. I turned to answer when I felt a cold spritz on the back of my neck. Shocked I turned toward Zaheen just as she...

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I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

By on Aug 29, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s 3 am here and I’m preparing for a road trip to one of Egypt’s most spectacular sites. Abu Simbel towers over Lake Nasr as a testament to incredible ingenuity and some would say ego of Pharaoh Ramses. I’ll talk more about this place and its history on Sunday Scenery. For now, I’d like to ask what kind of legacy are you leaving? I am...

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Are You New Here?

Are You New Here?

By on Aug 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Have you ever had to start over? Change jobs? Move to a new location? Have you had to start again in new community? Try to build new relationships? Do you remember the feelings that you had during that time? “Will this work out? I don’t have any friends! Who even knows or cares about me? I don’t feel like I belong. Where’s the grocery store?” Now imagine...

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5 Ways to Welcome Your Other-Culture Neighbors

5 Ways to Welcome Your Other-Culture Neighbors

By on Aug 18, 2016 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Welcome Basket-This tried, but true way to introduce yourself is always a good idea. Regardless of the theme you choose, include your name, phone number, and a list of some of your favorite places (with addresses) to eat, shop, visit. Tea Invitation-I know that this is usually saved for little girls’ birthday parties, but inviting an other-culture friend over...

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Pam’s New Book: One Plane Ticket From Normal

Pam’s New Book: One Plane Ticket From Normal

By on Aug 9, 2016 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

This book is my chance to sit down with you over a cup of your favorite caffeine and give you a glimpse into life in the Middle East. You’ll meet my friends, get snapshots of everyday life and also receive Culture Cues for how to interact with your other-culture neighbors. Here’s the Introduction: __________________________ My host smiled, stretched out...

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