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Monthly Archives: September 2010
Some of my favorite memories are of food, and some of my favorite food-memories are of fish. My favorite fish memory is this: One day in Puerto Rico my father and I followed our tingling taste buds towards a restaurant … Continue reading
Alexandria lives in a cloud of Islam. (As does most of the Middle East and North Africa, for that matter.) Five times a day the air ignites with the call to prayer that booms through every street like thunder. Moisture … Continue reading
To walk like an Egyptian is to walk with dirty feet and a swiveling head. In the first few days of my Alexandrian existence, I noticed that my feet acquired an amount of dirt consistent with the distance I had … Continue reading