A Boy Named Godbless

In late September, I spent a week in East Africa recruiting Tanzanian and Kenyan students to pursue degrees at Ajman University. Studying in the UAE has become even more desirable now that getting visas for the U.S. is growing more problematic by the day. I’m proud that Ajman University offers an excellent and affordable education for…

Zanzibar, The Long Hello

I first embarked for Zanzibar in the early Spring of 1987. I finally arrived on September 24, 2017. And even though it took 30 years to land on the island, I only had four hours to explore it.  The problem, back in 1987, was that Zanzibar was “closed” for unknown reasons. I ended spending a raucous week in Dar…

Maysoon Season in Ajman

A force of nature swept into Ajman on September 15. Not a sand storm, which is all too common in these parts. Not a rain storm, which is an all-too-rare occurrence around here. Instead, those of us living in the Northern Emirates were treated to the power of Maysoon season. If you haven’t heard of…