Monday, February 6:
#1. READY. These camels are ready to carry their next passengers through the maze of canyons that is Petra. Their task ahead is a demanding one, as Petra, Jordan is a huge complex of temples and sacrificial altars and treasuries and tombs; visiting Petra takes a lot of leg action and without the camels, horses, and mules that are ubiquitous here, a person must use every bit of energy just to make it to the finish.
#2. READY. My son Alex and his best friend, Elizabeth, dressed as Pebbles and Bam Bam, are ready to go out trick-or-treating for Halloween in ~ 1995. My son is about 4 years old here. These were the golden years… 🙂
#3. READY. Today, I am ready to begin teaching my Level 2 English classes at the Foundation Institute at the University. Shortly after taking this picture, I go to my first class to find one student has shown up. Later, we find that we will do a restart next week, insha’allah, after all the Level 1 & 2 students who failed in the fall semester re-sit their final exams tomorrow. All the schedules will now be reconfigured and students who pass this time around will be reshuffled. Hmmm… life in the Gulf.