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... all I'd be going to a job fair in Dubai in a month and a half where if all went as planned, I’d land a new job in some pocket of the planet. Well the universe works in mysterious ways because in the end I would end up working for that same woman that I spoke to on the phone. Two years in a land of eternal sunshine. Two years in Saudi Arabia.
I’ve completed my contract here. Given two years of my life. Do I have regrets? No. ...
... out, whether we liked it or not, seethed (some more than others) from the negative energy that comes when you let something you work for all year slide through your fingers like sand at the beach.
Sgt. Binks is coaching now. I have been following his blog and videos with enthusiasm. I miss coaching wrestling. Heck I miss wrestling period. Those days where I’m here in Saudi in 30+ heat ...
But I gave it time. Let the dust settle. I had not been mediating and not running either. Just too exhausted. Run down mentally. These two things that I had been doing daily before Christmas were the mechanisms of coping with stress that are essential to at least me here in the Kingdom. Things are better but I have to admit this is the most difficult job I have ever done.
That said I am on vacation for the next 12 days. Well not really ...
... one of my students who is ADHD. We smile and we laugh. We play and we do push ups when the other player scores a basket. It's me at my best. Me and my theory of taking an ADHD kid and working him into utter exhaustion, letting those natural chemicals I myself am addicted to take over and soothe the body. I propose that this is done before synthetic drugs are to be used. My theory. I teach because I get to marvel at a school introducing personal technology into its ethos. I ...
... lights had turned off as if ready to be replaced with the coming dawn light.
I turned to the G Man and whispered “dude where did you find this chick and what’s her deal?”
“Listen man she found me. While I was looking for you she snuck up behind me and put the muzzle of that gun she has right in my back. Then she said turn around. When I did she looked relieved.”
“She’s one hell of a shot.” I say.