White in the Desert

As you walk through the medina men call out to you, trying to guess from your appearance where you’re from,...

Despite having been in Dhaka for several weeks at this point, I still catch myself fumbling sometimes. I still get lost. Like extremely lost. As in I was in a rickshaw for an hour trying to go somewhere that is maybe ten minutes from where I live. Or taking so long to convince a CNG […]

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When I was a kid, one of the strange little tricks I found I was able to do is smell rain before a storm would hit. To this day the smell of rain before the storm, when the wetness has begun to perfume the Earth before ever leaving the sky, remains my favorite scent in […]

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In the Jewish tradition, when you want to convert to Judaism, you must ask a rabbi three times before he will agree to begin your conversion journey. You have to ask three times because beginning the path to a new faith is not a road to be tread lightly. You need to be committed to […]

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Transitions are the way I begin every journey; transitions between countries, between cultures, between ways of thinking and ways of being, and between air spaces. Sitting in the Dubai International airport, I am lost in transition. For 12 hours I cannot leave this space. For 12 hours I have to be nebulous, neither going forward […]

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After a sleepless night, one canceled layover, and several delays, I am home at last. Well, one home anyway. I have officially bid adieu to Edinburgh, my home for the past two months, to return to my base in Philadelphia. But even this journey is short lived; in a few short weeks I return to […]

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I think, perhaps, the only thing harder than saying goodbye is having to do it in stages. That is how I now find myself having to say goodbye to these people, this country, this unforgettable summer. It’s not a sudden shift, one day here and the next day gone, but rather it comes in waves […]

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I consider myself very fortunate in the fact that I am often considered to be very mature, thereby leading most people to assume I’m older than I actually am and treating me as such. But, if pressed for specifics, I will reveal just how old I really am. I don’t volunteer the number if unsolicited […]

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I have learned so much at the Fringe. On a practical level I’ve learned to edit proposal, to write press release, and to create script review. I’ve learned how to adapt to a crisis situation and how to social network regardless of time or place. I’ve learned how to talk to people, as well as […]

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And so it begins… Today marks the opening day of the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  The truth of the matter, however, is that the Fringe started two days. While August 3rd remains the official opening day of the Fringe, it all comes to life earlier than that. On August 1st it’s the performers, not the […]

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