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As I sit here in my Budapest hotel room on the eve of my departure for Bangkok, I’m reflecting on one of the best summers I can remember. My only goal for this summer was to spend some time in Italy before I move so far away and can no longer just “pop over” for the weekend. While I originally imagined my holidays being mostly alone time hanging out on the beach,… Read More

Although we’ve passed the mid-June mark, temperatures have finally made it into the 90s on a regular basis, and I’ve been to the beach on more than one occasion, it’s not quite summer for those of us who work at a certain school in Beirut. (Of course, I’m not at all jealous our friends at a neighboring school who are on flights home and away as I type. ) Today marks the… Read More