I've Moved!

My new blog is called Reflections from a Global Nomad, in order to acknowledge that we no longer live in Maadi and that we are, in fact, global nomads, not staying in one place longer than two or three years. Please join me at http://DeborahReflections.blogspot.com

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Random Post

The coolest thing happened last night. We had gone to church, then to dinner at Maadi House (just a couple of blocks from church), and we were walking home. As we neared the church, a vehicle stalled at an intersection, and we stopped because Jeff was going to see if there was anything he could do to help. The driver of the vehicle was Mark, the worship leader at church. He had left his lights on and already had a marginal battery, so he was having some issues, but he got it started again with no help from us, and we thought it was on for good, so he was going on his way and we were going on ours. (We found out after we got home, when he and Jeff became friends on Facebook, that it wasn't quite as simple as that, but he made it home okay.) Just before he pulled away, he said something that I didn't quite catch. He repeated it, but I still didn't quite catch it.

I have good hearing, but I often have problems focusing on one sound to the exclusion of others, which makes it difficult for me to understand people sometimes if there's any background noise at all (which there always is in Cairo). I get a little embarrassed if people have to repeat themselves for me more than once, so I usually just let it go and get Jeff to tell me later what they said. That's what happened in this case, too.

So I smiled and nodded, Mark drove off, and I turned to Jeff. "What did he say?"

"He said that he liked your blog."

"My what?"

"Your blog."

"My blog?! He's read my blog? Cool!"

The really cool thing is that I don't think I've told anyone at church about my blog. I may have mentioned that I have one, but I know I haven't told anyone what it's called or how to find it. I deliberately set up the blog so that anyone could read it, but I really didn't expect anyone to other than people who know me from back home. So it's just really cool that someone else actually has found it, read it, and liked it. Thanks, Mark, you made my day :-)


  1. Your blog entries have become my semi-regular lunch reading while I am at my desk. Hope you guys have a great weekend!


  2. You're very welcome! I do enjoy reading it - it's wonderful to get the perspective of someone who is fresh to Maadi, and remember what it's like to see things for the first time that have become very familiar.

    I blog at markjaffrey.blogspot.com how about sharing some link love :-)

    I'll link to you and you link to me and we can start a community of bloggers in Maadi!


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