Visiting Injured Libyan Freedom Fighters

Visiting Injured Libyan Freedom Fighters

Jun 14, 2011

I worked with the critically injured in Haiti, but that was natural disaster, not war. The past few days I’ve had the honor of visiting with Libyan freedom fighters who were injured in battle in Misrata. It’s impossible not to question, how on earth is it possible that another human being could do such horrific ...

Tahrir Protest, April 8, 2011

Tahrir Protest, April 8, 2011

Apr 9, 2011

Before the violence early saturday morning, there was an all day protest in Tahrir which drew large crowds of all walks of life. The energy was positive & festive. The past two protests I have been warmly welcomed & well taken care of, even when wandering around on my own. People are rightfully proud of ...

My favorite baby, round 3

My favorite baby, round 3

Apr 14, 2010

  Ok, Ok.. so we’re not supposed to have “favorites” but we all do… My favorite baby in the age 0-2 category *this* rotation (not 1st or 2nd- those awards are aready spoken for ; ) is this sweet little twin.  She was badly burned in a cooking accident, but still managed a jubilant disposition.  She ...

Skin to skin

Skin to skin

Apr 10, 2010

  One of the things I do in my “down time” at the hospital this rotation is “skin to skin” with the preemies.  While doing this, I bonded with a 1 week old orphan named “Emily” pictured here.. I love this little lady…. hard to fathom that she is parent-less… Incredible to hold and cuddle such a tiny little girl… I ...

Eid Mubarek & Rosh Hashanah

Sep 20, 2009

Happy end of Ramadan to all my friends who are Muslim, and Happy Rosh Hashanah to all my Jewish pals.  I hope you have ALL had amazing holidays.  I started Ramadan out in Egypt- on a foluca on the Nile River (above).  At the time i could not fathom how any individual- moreless a whole ...

“Salam!” from the Dead Sea (Jordan)

Aug 29, 2009

& the best Hommos i have ever had in my LIFE (found in Amman, Jordan):

My favorite moments in Syria

Jul 20, 2009

I decided to hire a taxi to go from the site of Palmyra- in the south part of Syria- to the Northern lake of Al-Assaad.  A private taxi made it so I could stop by a few hard to reach ruins in the middle of the desert in Bedouin territory.  On the way i saw many herds of camels which ...

Paranoid, or wise? the answer rests in the eye of the beholder.

Jul 20, 2009

 Friends warned me – long before my latest visit in Iran- to take great care with who I speak to & what I say while in Syria.  I’ve been told that the secret police and paid informants are *everywhere* in Syria- have been for quite sometime.  Traveler friends who had been in Syria also let me ...

Crossing the Lebanon-Syria Border

Jul 19, 2009

Moving onto Syria from Lebanon took a bit of cajones.  Normally I do not fret about places that my government labels a rogue state, but because of what happened in Iran, the thought of entering Syria did cause several more knots in my stomach than normal.   When my Lebanese friend I was staying with in ...

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