Last week we heard how Helen launched, if not a thousand ships, at least 1000 SUV and small pickup trucks. Here’s more on why. I had the pleasure of attending a […]
When Two Tribes Go to War
FIRST….This an old song that was thumping through my mind whilst jotting this down. You can find the video and music HERE. Turn it up loud. That’s what I did. Go ahead. […]
Finding Rocket Man
Time ticks by and we start forming lists. Lists of things to pack. Lists of things to buy. Lists of places we want to see before we go. Lists of the […]
It’s Raining Mud, Hallelujah!
It’s rained 3 days this week. Not only rain, but thunder and lightning. Something I’ve not seen in my time here. Something I’ve missed. The tense space between the flash and […]
Wadi Mujib on the Downside
I’m nearing the end of my time here at “the crossroads of Armageddon”, as some have put it. And while we approached Amman with a good deal of trepidation, we’ve grown […]
Who Wants Ice Cream?
Spent a long weekend with family, including a 7 and 10 year old, spending their first time in Jordan. After showing them around an Embassy and explaining why we were so […]
A Brief Squee!
This entry may come as a disappointment. Especially for those of you who’ve anxiously returned to find out the answer to last week’s puzzle – namely, do I feel cooler with […]
Hammam Amman and on and on
Caution: The following contains graphic descriptions of a grown man having a bath. You’ve been warned. S.A.M. doesn’t ordinarily go in for massages. Or spa treatments. I’ve come around to foot […]
Six Dollar Hookah
My wife left me. Took the car. Left the dog. For the weekend. Hence, in a curious turn, S.A.M was left at home for the first time in a long […]
Blink of an Eye
I was turning five or six and waiting for my birthday party to start. I remember watching the clock proceed glacially toward 1 pm. Staring. Closing my eyes. Staring. Groaning when the […]