Living in a foreign country means visits to government offices. An intimidating task, to be sure. There’s a lot of trial and error in figuring out exactly what needs to be done when. And then they change all the rules. For a while this is what is required of me: Take a service (15 passenger … More Immigration

How Do I Look?

How do I look? I grew up in America. We wear what we want there. We express who we are through our choice of clothing. Looking around me, life is far from this. Almost every woman is wearing a version of the same long coat and head scarf. The only variation is the number of … More How Do I Look?

Language Torture

I live in the Middle East so it just makes sense that I learn Arabic. I’ve heard that it’s impossibly difficult, but I’m determined to do this. I’m a great student. I love to study. I’ve got this. No problem. The first order of business is to register. After much contemplation, I choose a summer … More Language Torture