So far, so good?

Here are my first impressions of the new villa in Gouna, Egypt, that I moved into yesterday. I will be staying here a month, making it a 7-month stay in my first foray overseas as an expat from America. It is quite obvious from the news with each passing day that something increasingly sinister is … Continue reading So far, so good?

Shutting down

Four years ago, I wrote a fragment of a story that was republished in the Arabist.  The story was called Tourab Amsheer. Tourab means dust, and amsheer is the Coptic month that coincides with February. Often, there are dust storms during this month, and earlier  today I could not see the Eastern Desert mountains from … Continue reading Shutting down