About

I am a fellow at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) at the American University of Cairo. I suppose I am learning quite a bit although I feel like I am actually getting worse at Arabic every day. I would like to contribute more to this blog, as well to the Foreign Policy Egypt Blog for which I also write, but I’m not so good at finding the time between Form VII verbs and أدوات الربط. I started boxing recently with some Tajiks at the Russian Cultural Center and am addicted to the chocolate petit fours that are sold at the bakery down my street (about $4.3 for a kilo).  Led Zeppelin is the greatest rock band ever. I played in a band in college called Hearts of Palm but did not do any singing because I have a terrible voice. I also have terrible handwriting (in all languages). I generally look like an idiot in pictures and my brother is much cooler than yours.

I am happy to hear all of your comments, critiques, and suggestions.

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2 Responses to About

  1. Kurt says:

    Great site.

    I had a random question about the American flag logo that you used on January 20th, 2009. Do you know the original source of that image? I would love to use it on a project of mine but need to clear any copyright problems with the original author.

    Thanks so much for your help and keep up the good work.

  2. ibnyaaqub says:

    Sure, and thank you! I think I stole it from here:

    I just googled “american flag” and it popped up.

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