Outside of the Lines: Welcome to Algeria

Somehow, I manage to stay out-of-the-way while everyone gets their luggage from overhead. There are no lines or orderly presentation here. As I watch the plane full of people slowly make their way past me, fictitious stories of their lives play out in my head. The young boys. Have they just come back from Paris or … Read moreOutside of the Lines: Welcome to Algeria

One Week Down and I’m Happy

I feel like maybe my words are coming back to me after so long and that makes me happy. It’s a relief because writing is how I deal with my emotions. It’s cheaper than a therapist that’s for sure. And I can take it anywhere I go in this world. Which is how I ended up … Read moreOne Week Down and I’m Happy

To The Woman In Hijab – Thank You

I tugged on my dog’s leash and maneuvered both of us  past a water puddle. I haven’t been out of the house, really, in six days but today we went to the park for an hour. The first people I noticed were a young couple chasing each other around and laughing. I wished I was … Read moreTo The Woman In Hijab – Thank You

Unveiling Love: A Journey of Finding Myself

I’m sitting on my couch watching Netflix and simultaneously looking at the clock. Only an hour and a half until the meeting. I coordinated my schedule a week ago with my everyone so that I could make this meeting, yet I sit here not hearing a word from either of them about where the vehicles are … Read moreUnveiling Love: A Journey of Finding Myself

Why Egypt?

“Why Egypt?” It’s the one question I get asked the most when I mention my intentions on visiting the North African country. My two answers: I don’t know. I know, but it’s hard to explain. Pretty contradictory huh? Yeah I know. Several months ago, like forever ago it seems, I dated an Egyptian Muslim man … Read moreWhy Egypt?