Shithole America?

Well… it’s official. Both the liberal NY TImes editorial board and many Republican politicians in Florida agree: the president of the United States is a racist. Almost 50 years ago, my parents decided to emigrate to the United States. We ended up in Bronxville, a lily-white, wealthy bedroom enclave, 30 minutes by train north of … Continue reading Shithole America?

The desert is a cold place

  The desert climate of El Gouna, Egypt is cold at night in winter.  The sun sets remarkably early here in late December, before 5PM; and it gets dark quick once it slips over the mountains. Then you get 13 hours of darkness, for the sun will not rise again till 6am. The temperature plummets, … Continue reading The desert is a cold place