For those who live overseas, it’s wise to come back to your country of origin every now and again just to stay current on what to be afraid of. A few years ago it was aspartame, commonly found in diet sodas. Thankfully, that didn’t apply to me. I only drink sodas with 100% natural high fructose corn syrup. (One has to have standards.) I remember when … Continue reading Don’t fear, it’s organic
Today my oldest son graduated from kindergarten. Whew! We made it. I homeschooled him — and even though I’m not a huge homeschooling advocate (no offense to those who are) — I have to say it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. This school year started on one continent and ended on another. It happened in three houses, six states, on … Continue reading We finished!
I had some odd and interesting moments my last two days in Dubai. 1. First, just as an update to a previous post, I found a better beach (see video below). Apparently the beach I ended up at before is nicknamed “Russian Beach” because it used to be popular with Europeans and Russians, in particular. In any case, I went to Jumeirah Beach which is next … Continue reading Dubai: last experiences
It’s day four here in Dubai. Here’s what’s been happening. 1. It’s rare when you get to be in one of those Guinness Book of World Records places. My wife and I got to go to Niagara Falls last month, which must hold a world record for something. Now I get to say that I went to the world’s largest mall–the Dubai Mall. I only … Continue reading Dubai: further thoughts
I’m in Dubai. It’s a long story which I won’t go into now, but I’ll be here for a few days. After a few hours on the ground, here are my thoughts. 1. It’s hot. It’s currently 100 F (37.8 C) at 3:30 pm. I knew going into this that it would be hot, and I reasoned that since I survived a summer in hot and … Continue reading Dubai: first thoughts
My wife is beat with a capital “B” by pears with a capital “P.” But it’s her fault, actually. She started it. I had the manly idea of going to the new mall today–things could have turned out much differently had I gotten my way. “I think we need to pick all our pears today,” she said this morning. I cringed inside because I knew … Continue reading To market to market…to peddle more pears
Anyone out there a planner? Me too. When it comes to fun, planning is half of it. Or more than half. I spend more time than I’d care to admit online, planning things. There are vacations, outings, birthdays, holidays. The list goes on. Most of the time this is great. Planning is necessary and the Internet is a creative source to rev up my idea bank. But … Continue reading Making plans without God