An avid dinner partier moves into a one-bedroom apartment with no dining room table, what to do? Build an al fresco dining space of course, inspired by the English countryside.
Reconnecting With America
After catching up with family and friends in Michigan, Denver, and Montana, I’m back in Princeton, trying to find my groove. A literary lecture helps.
Princeton for a Year
Adam’s academic year in quaint-yet-stately Princeton is a nice way for me get reacquainted with life in America.
What I’ll Miss About Algeria
After three years living in Algeria, I will miss a lot.
Djanet is Magic
Sleeping under the starry skies in the Sahara Desert, collecting desert guards and Tuareg jewelry, and swimming in a crystal clear desert Oasis = magic.
Sexy & Seedy Zanzibar
A message from some supposed diplomats suggesting Adam and are well-known swingers makes Zanzibar a weird trip.
Tanzanian Safari, Part II
Part II of the most epic Tanzanian safari includes lions mating, a bloat of belchy hippos, and spotting the illusive rhino.
Tanzanian Safari, Part I
We like to go on a big trip around New Years, and as I’ve previously mentioned, I’d be happy with a chilly European trip each and every year. But flights from Algiers to Europe are at an all-time high right now. So, we had landed on South Africa – some place brand new for both […]
Best of 2021
Happy another year in the early 2020s! I think it’s becoming increasingly clear as the COVID pandemic turns endemic that we’ll all look back on this time as one four or five year chunk rather than as individual, distinct years. I am typing this post poolside, under a breadfruit tree, 50 yards from the Indian […]
Christmas in Algiers
One thing I’ve learned about living in non-Christian countries is that if you want Christmas, you have to create it for yourself. In Algiers, come December, there’s no “All I Want for Christmas” blasting from grocery store speakers, no twinkling lights on street poles, and certainly no falling snow. But all those cozy and fun […]