Beirut: Anise reopens; Middle Eastern, Italian, and Armenian cuisines; sail blogs, and the Singular Story of Paul Ceglia

June 7, 2021 Not much to report about last week, except for an excessive consumption of food and wine. Wednesday was the opening night of Anise, my friend Hisham’s bar in Mar Mikhael which had been closed since March last year as a result of COVID19 and the explosion in the port. Natalia, Marina and … Continue reading Beirut: Anise reopens; Middle Eastern, Italian, and Armenian cuisines; sail blogs, and the Singular Story of Paul Ceglia

Anfhe: reunited

May 22, 2021 It is very windy outside, 20-25Kts, and the sea is rough. Swimming might not be an option today.  But we are still planning to spend the day at O Chalet lounging, reading, siping wine and eating seafood.  Marina arrived on Thursday night, or I should say Friday because it was after midnight.  … Continue reading Anfhe: reunited

Beirut: content, candlelights, the sea, pampered, falling apart

May 14, 2020 The return trip to Washington DC last Friday was a fiasco.  The flight from Grenada to Miami was delayed and I would have missed the connection to DC except that flight was also delayed — as were the bags.  I got home at 3am on Saturday.   But it was good to … Continue reading Beirut: content, candlelights, the sea, pampered, falling apart

DC & New York: quality time, gene editing, and the trip to Antares

April, 15 2021 Writing from the train that is taking Sofia and I from New York back to Washington DC.  NY city was very much alive even though most humans on the streets were wearing masks. Unfortunately, or fortunately, the trip was interrupted by Sofia’s soccer practices and we didn’t get to do everything we … Continue reading DC & New York: quality time, gene editing, and the trip to Antares

Beirut: uncertainty, coffee, Harley, and the next passage(s)

I submitted the book proposal this morning. I have a couple of papers to finalize but otherwise my days are starting to have less structure again. I’ve had some more meetings and conversations about job opportunities but there is still nothing concrete on the table.  I am not missing work, at least not my old … Continue reading Beirut: uncertainty, coffee, Harley, and the next passage(s)

From Casa Blanca Ecuador – Antares @ the Boat Yard in T&C

I m writing from my room at the house in Casa Blanca – Ecuador, where the girls and I are spending vacations with my family.  My mother, father, and brother are here, so is my sister and nephew who arrived two days ago.  We’ve found our routine. A lot of reading, very little work, movies, … Continue reading From Casa Blanca Ecuador – Antares @ the Boat Yard in T&C