Beirut: Ride, Traffic, Wine, and Entropy

The flow of cars in Charles Helou highway, which our apartment oversees, never dries-out; neither late at night, nor before dawn.  Like in a river, there are changes in volume; sometimes the flow almost stops and spills over the side roads.  But the vehicles are always there, the sound waves of their engines aggregating into … Continue reading Beirut: Ride, Traffic, Wine, and Entropy

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