Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dubai Weekend

Yesterday morning I set off for Dubai for the first time since I’ve been here. Well, to be fair, I’ve been to the airport, but that doesn’t count. I was headed to Dubai to brunch and shop, sounds good right? … Continue reading

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You’re such a hippie!

For as long as I can remember, recycling has been an important part of my life. My students in Woodburn, often called me a hippie when I made them take their paper out of the garbage can and put it … Continue reading

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The cost of living

When your employer provides housing, salary and insurance it makes it much easier to live well. However, even with these things covered, there are still costs associated with living (anywhere). Many things are subsidized by the government here in the UAE. … Continue reading

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Baptism & the Dead Sea

Our third day in Jordan started off more smoothly than the previous day. Our first stop was Bethany Beyond the Jordan. This is thought to be the sight of Jesus’ baptism. The location has been “proven” by numerous historians and … Continue reading

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This is a special post, I don’t plan to do many like this, but this is something that is important to me and many people in the world. It is not about me, but about helping others. I hope you … Continue reading

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