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I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters.Donald Trump, 01/23/2016 Somebody shoot voters, and... and I wouldn't stand in the middle of 5th Avenue. I could lose/ somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue, voters. I could stand and…and lose. Shoot. I wouldn't.../ wouldn't shoot somebody,… Continue reading Dear Leader/ Dare Dealer/ Dada Reeler
Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, when I was able to travel, I tried regularly to send my nieces a postcard about my adventures and whereabouts. However, since I have been on lockdown, like most of the world, my adventures have been nil and my daily life less interesting. Still, if I were to send my… Continue reading Quarantine Postcards
I just completed the first week of my third academic year in Qatar, and things seem to be off to a good start. I don't teach until 2pm, and this past week I awoke at 5am every day. So, during my ample morning free time, I have been working out at the gym in my… Continue reading Contingencies for Ugly Situations
Since the beginning of 2019, I have been thinking about how I want to spend my summer break—not because I am unhappy and itching to escape Doha—more so because I have 11 weeks off, and I want to make sure I maximize my work and vacation opportunities. Last summer, I had nine weeks off. Because… Continue reading Summer 2019 Travel Plans
Over last couple days, I have been thinking about different genres of writing. After the recent mass shooting tragedy in New Zealand, I spent some time exploring the genre and history of the manifesto, which led me to an interesting article in The Atlantic entitled "Manifestos: A Manifesto". Subsequently, I toyed with the idea of… Continue reading An Expat Lenten Calendar
The other day at work, I attended a professional development session, which I thought was going to give me explicit instruction in how to design items for my appraisal action plan. Instead, participants at the session were asked to consider the things that brought meaning to their life and to create a vision for the… Continue reading 10 of My Core Values