Twin Collapses My Personal Tie-in to 9/11 I no longer have a connection to an Arab last name or live intimately in an Arab culture, but every year September 11th carries reminders of my own twin tower collapse. When I married Ihab,
Day 16 of The A to Z Blogging Challenge P is for the Pyramids My life changed in 1993 when I went to Egypt. I was still teaching overseas, traveling and seeing the world’s wonders – in spite of gradually losing my
Day 15 of The A to Z Blogging Challenge O is for Olives Olives have a special meaning to me. My first really good writing in high school was a piece about the Garden of Gethsemane where I imagined Jesus praying
Day 12 of The A to Z Blogging Challenge L is for Luxor Moonlight in Luxor By Amy L. Bovaird Body scorched by Aman-ra, Egypt’s Sun God Hair limp, sand-tousled, skin dust-worn Lips cracked, wasteland in my throat; camel-breath
Amy’s Adventures Today I add a new focus and challenge to my blogging: the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I’ll be writing every day about a place I’ve traveled to, a foreign food I’ve tasted, or a cultural tradition I’ve
I was night blind and wanted desperately to climb Mt Sinai. But the only excursion was at night, in the darkness. God make a way for me to climb this mountain. Give me Your boldness.
I sized up the daunting Mount Sinai. I wanted to climb that rugged mountain and I had only tonight to do it.
“You guys, hey, want to climb this mountain with me?” I asked, my voice squeaking in excitement.
All three of my companions gave me a look that said: Are you kidding?!
“You’re on your own,” the lead teacher said.
The second teacher blotted her face with a tissue. “I’m too old to climb mountains. Count me out.” She picked up a magazine.
I looked at the last one in my group. “What about you?” I held my breath. “Are you game?”
“These boots,” she said pointing to her sandals, “are gonna walk all over…the sand!”
My heart sank. “Well, I’m going to find out how I can do it,” I declared.
Screeching halts. We’ve all been there. Let’s say you’re on the road driving down the highway. The scenery is beautiful. You’re really enjoying the moment, so much so that you shift your car into cruise control to allow yourself more freedom. There are police cruisers along the highway. You note them as you pass by. But you’re still legally within the speed limits so you keep going. Little by little you push your foot down on the pedal and the car begins to accelerate. You push past the limit. Suddenly the throughway ends and you find yourself at a traffic light with three choices: green, yellow and red. The yellow light switches to red. You can either CONTINUE, PROCEED WITH CAUTION, OR STOP to obey the current instruction.