In 6 hours, I'm heading on on a week-long road trip around Kurdistan. I'm probably not going to bring my computer, so you might not hear from me for a week. Even if I bring my computer you probably won't hear from me since there's no wifi in rural Kurdistan. Moral of the story: you'll … Continue reading Incommunicado


It's cloudy today. Overcast. Cool. Ok, it's still 80 degrees Farenheit, but that's a lot more bearable than the consistently 95-100 degree days we've been having. And it's sprinkling a little rain. Iraqi petrichor is intoxicating.   Vocab: khera: quickly heyawash: slowly hayom m'unan: it's cloudy today (Hebrew) yored geshem: it's raining (Hebrew) okhai: finally!