but why?

After the weekend in Jerusalem, it is lovely to be back in Bethlehem, my head in the books, my brain swimming with random Arabic words and phrases. I woke up this morning saying to myself, in Arabic: 'I live in the university'. That's the way it feels with 3-4 hours of Arabic lessons each day…

blipfoto

I've been taking pictures pretty much all my life, ever since my grandparents first let me loose with a camera at the zoo when I was a kid. I took a photography course in high school, geeking out on an old Pentax K1000 my grandfather passed down to me when he saw my enthusiasm. It's been my…

where is the love?

It's hard to believe I arrived a week ago. I'm not quite sure where the time has gone. I basically had a day in Jerusalem after flying in in the wee hours of Sunday morning, and most of this week I've been in Bethlehem to begin my Arabic studies. Except it's a week of holidays,…