Plush Deserts

A desert is a place without expectation. ~Nadine Gordimer That shock value is especially true when the desert is as opulent as Dubai!

Spice Of Life

The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it. ~Daniel Gilbert

Dubai In Bokeh

  Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have…

Glimmer of Home

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. ~ Helen Keller

In Peace

I think people often come to the synagogue, mosque, the church looking for God, and what we give them is religion. ~Gene Robinson

Good Ol’ Days

The term “good ol’ days” is a sore point for me these days. I picked up a book to understand the history of the city I currently call home. What I expected to find was a way to connect with the culture of the city, and why people are the way they are, and what…

Sandy Love

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. ~Jean Paul

Fragrant Oils

The appeal of perfume is that it is at once ephemeral and empowering. It creates a shimmering invisible armor that lingers in a room long after its wearer has gone and infuses our imagination with a subtle power, hinting at a hidden identity. ~Mary Gaitskill

Dubai Skyline

The skyline of Dubai is punctuated with steel buildings that make up for cloudless skies. It’s a modern wonder of the world, and is picturesque in a very neoteric way. Like the Singapores, Tokyos and Shanghais of the world, it makes for a very vivid postcard view, don’t you think?

Sheeshe Ka Dil

Smoking a hookah is nothing like smoking a cigarette…cigarettes are for nervous people, competitive people, people on the run…when you smoke a hookah, you have time to think. It teaches you patience and tolerance, and gives you an appreciation of good company. ~Ismet Ertep