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

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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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How to Know If You Are Really Welcome

How to Know If You Are Really Welcome

By on Aug 8, 2016 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

It’s kind of an odd title for a post, but I’ve had to ponder this exact thing many times here in the Middle East. In my home culture, a friend might say, “Hey, you guys doing anything Friday night? Why don’t you come over?” I say yes or no and then we go from there. That’s that. It’s not like that here. In Middle Eastern...

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Haboob

Haboob

By on Aug 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Life is never dull in our sandy city.  This week we experienced a series of wind storms called haboob.  Funny name, I know.  They aren’t like the ones in Sudan where you would see a wall of sand coming your way and you knew to run for cover.  They are more subtle here.  The sky turns from blue to a light brown, the wind kicks up and next thing you know you are...

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What to Expect When I Speak

What to Expect When I Speak

By on Jul 16, 2016 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Life in the Middle East and East Africa never proves dull or lifeless…therefore I commit to you that when I talk about it, I won’t be either. Keynote: For starters, you’ll hear about the journey of faith that led a Midwest family of four to a land and people that are oft-times considered frightening and mysterious. You’ll laugh together as I recount our attempts at...

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