Author Archives: borninwater

Beirut wedding

(I wrote this poem December 5,  2002 in my middle school reading class. I believe the assignment was either: write something based on a photo or a news story. Although this is not the original photo, I found this one … Continue reading

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6 books: all things middle east

Let me preface this “Book List” post with this- this is an incredibly multi-faceted area and as a result, it often seems like there is always more to uncover. I am a data-gatherer by nature, I scour news articles, travel blogs … Continue reading

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Jordan journey

It has taken me a few months to process my trip to Jordan last November. I have been able to share some stories here and there, but I wanted to make sure I continued that discussion. Without further ado, here … Continue reading

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unexpected connections

A heavy snowfall has blanketed areas of the Middle East. Depending on what news source you go to- you might get one of two stories related to this. First, you might see pictures of surprised residents taking joy in the … Continue reading

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pre-departure update

I leave for Jordan in just a few days, so I wanted to post an update as to how things are going and what is coming next. Because of some incredible supporters on my GoFundMe page, I have all but raised … Continue reading

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pumpkin spice pancakes

Even in South Florida, the air is changing and the temperature is dropping.  It’s amazing how much you notice a slight difference in the temperature, with low 80’s feeling wonderful and “autumn-y”. We have to take what we can get, … Continue reading

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serving refugees….

I hope that my recent invitation on GoFundMe has drawn you to this page. Thanks for watching my video, I really do need your support and the assurance that there are people cheering me on in all of this. I … Continue reading

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