Does Doha Dream of Electric Sheep?

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Expat October in Doha

Oh hot October morning sun,We wait for thy fever to fall;To-morrow's winds, if they ever come,Will be welcomed by all.The pigeons in the towers calland bide time until to-morrow.Oh hot October morning sun,your heat makes all creatures slow,robbing us of our energy like a thief.All hearts hope for summer to be done,for an end to… Continue reading Expat October in Doha

Daring and Lucky: My Summer Break Traveling during the Pandemic

Sunday, August 9 was the first workday of the semester. I had to appear on campus, sign a slip of paper verifying to the department that I was actually in the country, and (I almost forgot) fill out an online form verifying to the university that I was back from summer break. Normally, this would… Continue reading Daring and Lucky: My Summer Break Traveling during the Pandemic

Response to Fwd: Global Health Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel, March 19, 2020

Hello Conan, I hope you are well. Are you considering returning to the U.S. given the DOS level 4 restrictions?   Whatever you do, I hope you are well-connected and keeping up your spirits! Best wishes, Friend ---------- Forwarded message --------- The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the… Continue reading Response to Fwd: Global Health Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel, March 19, 2020

Response to a Friend on Teaching, Traveling, and Job Transitioning during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Conan! How are you? Are you guys having classes? Is the university closed? I got a job at XXX University! I need your advice as to how to transition and start somewhere new. I am not sure how to begin. Can you give me some advice??? Hey, friend! I am doing well. Thank you for… Continue reading Response to a Friend on Teaching, Traveling, and Job Transitioning during the Covid-19 Pandemic