The Present Perfect

Monthly Archives: December 2011

Today was a fantastic Sunday in Beirut. My day started bright and early (6:45am) with a 9.5 mile run. The weather was spectacular and at the end of my run I was greeted by a view of the snow-capped mountains rising above the Mediterranean and not a cloud in the sky. As I ran the last mile or so of my run I just admired the view and thought about how lucky… Read More

But before I tell you about that, let me take a step back and tell you about Thanksgiving first. (I’m a little behind in the blogging department.) Unlike last year, I only celebrated Thanksgiving once this year. (Without my partner in crime Kim to help out on the Thanksgiving preparations, I didn’t have the energy to cook my own Thanksgiving meal at my apartment). Instead I focused all of my energy on… Read More

Apparently for the last few weeks Beirut has been experiencing more power outages than usual. Normally we have 3 hours per day where the electricity goes out in various sections of the city. (There’s even an iPhone app to keep track of when the outages will occur in your area as they change weekly). Living in the international school bubble that I do, I never really have to experience that. We have… Read More