Oh, la Toilet (Paper)

It’s time to have That Talk with you. Perhaps well past time.  (No, not THE Talk. If you haven’t had that one yet, please contact your parents immediately. Better yet, contact your father directly, particularly if you’re a woman. Because fathers like nothing more than...

Writers Writing About Writers Writing

[I’m still knocking around Qatar on an ever-lengthening biz trip for The Day Job. My time card says 74.5 hours and there’s still one day left in the week. So not much time to write a new post. Barely time to sleep. Hope you’ll enjoy this one from...

My Gulf Package Vacation

Sabah al kheir, habibi! Al salaam alaikum! (And that exhausts fully two-thirds of my Arabic vocabulary.) I’m now well into the third week of my extended-stay vacation in Qatar, so here’s a blog from the road. Actually, this is a business trip I’m undertaking for The...

The City That Care Forgot

[It’s been a hectic and exhausting week of international travel–and I’m writing this in a Starbucks on the Persian Gulf waterfront in Doha, Qatar, where I’ll be until 9 March. No time for a new post this week, so since Mardi Gras season is...

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