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

Ascending To New Heights – I’m Almost Home

“Is your company traveling Iberia Señora?” the lady at customs asks me. “No. I’m flying alone.” “Is your company flying Iberia Señora?” she asks again. What company? I look behind me to make sure there isn’t suddenly an entourage that has appeared as my “company”. Why is it so hot in here? I’ve had to … Read moreAscending To New Heights – I’m Almost Home

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

Happiness: Is This Feeling REALLY Mine?

It’s been so long since I just up and wrote a piece for the blog without thinking about it first. You know, mapping out my idea and how I would present it. Yet this morning I woke up with a clear head for once and wasn’t grumpy about getting out of bed. Although I did … Read moreHappiness: Is This Feeling REALLY Mine?

When Egypt Ends Up In My Back Pocket

Some days are not always about Egypt. I want them to be but they aren’t. Take today for instance. I had such a great mindset this morning. I was going to have some coffee, sit out back with the dogs and write a bunch of stuff up about my trip planning for you. Then life … Read moreWhen Egypt Ends Up In My Back Pocket

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?