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Old Car Museums in Sharjah

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In the UAE, there are seven Emirates. Each has a Ruler, it is a family thing. The rulers all share in the oil revenue. So they are all wealthy, some beyond belief. We live in the Emirate called Sharjah. Our ruler is a magnificent man. His main expenditures for his wealth are education, health and culture. Mary Ann has worked […]

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An Electronic Librarian in a Medieval Library

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My wife Mary Ann has a job in a very modern, well funded library in Sharjah UAE. Thanks to the benevolence of the ruler of Sharjah who I unashamedly give a nod to whenever I see his photo. He supports education and the arts at great expense. Shukran. Her title is Electronic Resources Librarian. In Umbria we got to see […]

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Using the Worlds Highest Urinal

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Dubai is a city of extremes. Just about everywhere you go you can find the biggest, the fastest, the tallest. My mother came to visit my wife and I last week, and we decided to be tourists in our own town. Technically we live in Sharjah, which is next door to Dubai. While being a rather sleepy town (Emirate actually) […]

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Something Better Than Democracy (?)

This is not a travel blog. But, there is no where else to express this philosophical idea that has been running around in my brain like hamster in one of those wheels. Do not suggest FaceBook. I have tried to post items of FaceBook that do not have anything to do with a mangy puppie, or what I had for […]

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A Post Just to Post

I have not written on this bloggie thingie for way too long. Mainly because we have not traveled  for like a whole month! Life on campus is better than I imagined it could be. Mary Ann is enjoying her job and the people she works with. She gets tired by Thursday (virtual Friday, the Moslem week is Sunday through Thursday) […]

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Tidbits and Teasers

I know I have not posted for a while now. I have taken some crap for that, thanks sister. OK, so we are back in Sharjah. Mary Ann is working and loving it. Now that we live on campus in our spacious apartment (condo?) she has a   71/2 minute walk to her office. Some people who live in the […]

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Back in Sharjah

We arrived about a week ago, but I had to blog about the last few days in Amazing Thailand before i could write about being back “home” in the UAE. Mary Ann is back at work. I am trying to find my way around the apartment we have in the Faculty Housing complex on campus. This is the biggest place […]

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