SOARING TO NEW HORIZONS

Living the good life in Abu Dhabi

My life changed a few weeks ago. One minute I was doing the normal airport thing in Chicago, the next I entered a whole...

I’m still here…in the UAE

No matter how much you prepare for a move this big, there is no way to avoid culture shock, homesickness and self doubt. I...

You’ve got the fever…

    Pollen is in the air; new life is budding.  It’s that time of year where you’re exhausted and antsy at the same time. If...

Weathering the storm in Abu Dhabi

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here, and not because I’ve been leading a boring life. I’ve been so busy enjoying all...

Learning to let it be…

The first group of ADEC teachers began flying out this week.  This time last week we were all frantically checking our emails. It was...

Soaring to New Horizons…

One of the best things about the Internet is that you can travel to anywhere in the world with just the tap of your...

Preparing to teach in the UAE…Welcome to the wild ride

It seems it’s interview time again. Teachers from around the world are posting online questions about what it’s like to live and work here....

The waiting is the hardest part

Tom Petty got it right: the waiting is the hardest part I’ve been spending a lot of time in waiting rooms —- taking friends to...

Oh, happy days! The 43rd National Day in the UAE

I don’t remember how I brought in my 43rd birthday, but I’ll always remember how I helped celebrate the UAE’s big day --- and...

Just cruising along in the UAE

May is finally here! Woo hoo! Summer break is getting close. Those of you who are waiting to arrive in August are probably going...