Category Archives: Turning Points, Reflections

Understanding the other, understanding self

“But if I do not understand myself better by understanding the other, can I still talk of meaning? If meaning is not a sector of self-understanding. I do not know what it is.” Paul Ricoeur I do not get much … Continue reading

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Year’s end

2011 was difficult for me, but also in some ways the best year of my life. It was filled with a great love, even in the hard times. 2012 has been more difficult, and it ends with the end of … Continue reading

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2 years in Egypt, 2 incredible years

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes “Travel is more than a seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the … Continue reading

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Treading water, searching for a new shore

Another Eid al Adha has come and gone. This one was difficult, because I am still alone in Nuweiba and could not help but remember the last Eid last year, in Siwa with T and the family next door inviting … Continue reading

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Elusive Definition

I am deeply weary and empty of words at the moment. The killings this weekend in Sinai have made me so sad for this beloved country, and it is harder to carry my hopes for the future here. Who am … Continue reading

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Humility

Today I am sharing someone else’s words because they have already captured an experience better than I can. Even after a year and a half here, when you may think I would be accustomed to anything life can throw at … Continue reading

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Considering and confusion

I haven’t posted about my feelings and plans lately. Much has been happening in my personal life that I won’t go into on the blog. I feel the most important relationship of my life may be ending and this is … Continue reading

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