Phone Free Friday

"Phone batteries last longer than relationships these days." - Annoymous ~~~ This past weekend, Rocket and I caught up with friends we hadn’t seen in a while over Lebanese, Afghan, and Thai cuisine (all in one weekend)! It was great to spend time with friends after such a long time, as well as eat some ...

Write It Down

“Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.” Francis Bacon, Sr. ~~~ Being so far from home, we love when friends and family decide to visit. Over the weekend, a family member came to visit us, and we enjoyed numerous conversations about family, life, work, and ...

Our Desert Oasis

"The desert tells a different story every time one ventures on it." - Robert Edison Fulton, Jr. ~~~ A little over a month ago, Rocket and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary! Last year we enjoyed a romantic trip to Paris, but this year plan to visit the many attractions  in the U.A.E and nearby destinations ...

One Tea Tautology Please…

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." – Henry James ~~~ Recently Rocket and I spent time in the United States to visit friends and family. While home, I went to Starbucks a couple of times with my mom and sister to try ...

 I’m Sorry

 "I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I'm sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck." –  Silver Linings Playbook ~~~ Recently, while driving home on Sheikh Zayed Road (the main highway in Dubai), I heard a radio host discuss how hard it is to ...

Love Is: Nikhil and Rebekah

“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” - J.K.K. Tolken ~~~ We started a new series called "Love Is." I have always been fascinated by relationships: how connections form, love blossoms, bonds break, and trust is rebuilt. Through our travels, Rocket and I have heard ...

Summer is the New Winter

“It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.”  - Walter Winchell ~~~ Currently as I write this post, outside it is 38°, Celsius of course. For those back home, that’s about 101°F. Not a bad day in Dubai considering the humidity is relatively low. Mid-summer highs can easily be ...

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