A quick bike tour of KAUST

By | May 13, 2015

We live in a very bikeable community. The compound is just big enough and the weather is just hot enough that walking is not always a good option. But, it’s also small enough that a car sometimes seems like overkill. Don’t get me wrong, we now own 2 cars, but before we had kids we did… Read More »

Baby Brain – behind on comments!

By | March 15, 2015

  Guys, I’m totally behind. I have over 50 comments on this site which I haven’t responded to yet. I had a baby in November and somehow got really behind on replying since she was born. I’ll be working through the backlog over the next few days, I promise!

Being pregnant at KAUST – Again!

By | January 18, 2015

2 years ago I had my first baby, Jordan, here in Saudi. You can read about my experience with my first baby here. This post is an update to that one and incorporates information about our new medical service provider here and a few lessons learned from my experiences. Some of the initial post is copied and pasted… Read More »

Video Tour of KAUST

By | October 26, 2014

Get an insider’s view of the KAUST compound in this new video: For more videos from KAUST check out the KAUST Vimeo page.

Celebrating 5 Years of KAUST

By | September 30, 2014

I wrote a bit about the 5 year anniversary a few weeks ago. Now that the main celebrations have passed, I wanted to follow-up and take a moment to share a few of the highlights. The 5-Year Anniversary Photo The most impactful commemoration in my opinion was a group of people self-organizing to take a 5-year photo at our… Read More »

Importing Your Dog from USA to KAUST

By | September 15, 2014

[Update July 2018: Check out this new post from Scott Shaw after his recent dog import] In an earlier post on this blog, I shared our dog import story. It wasn’t a very happy story, and the upshot was basically: “Don’t do it the way we did!“. In the 3-years since we moved here, I’ve always… Read More »

Entrepreneurship at KAUST

By | September 14, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Gordon McConnell, the Acting Director New Ventures & Entrepreneurship, in the Entrepreneurship Center at KAUST. He was telling me about all the programs they have for both students and community members here at KAUST. Avid readers will know that I have a passion for social innovation and using technology to improve/build communities.… Read More »

Celebrating Home: KAUST’s 5th Birthday

By | September 2, 2014

KAUST recently completed its 5th Academic year. As such, the University is throwing itself a birthday party chock full of 3 days of activities highlighting academic and community life. This event has been in the planning for months with many, many people working tirelessly to make it an event to remember. It’s an exciting time for… Read More »

Apply to Attend the Middle East Youth Leadership Jam

By | August 5, 2014

Are you a changemaker in the Middle East? Do you want to connect with other Middle East changemakers? Are you free November 7 to 14? Are you aged 20-40(ish)?  I really encourage you to apply to the Middle East Jam in the beautiful Wadi Rum in Jordan this fall. It’s an opportunity that I believe… Read More »