What I Cooked on My Summer Vacation

It made me feel creative to figure out ways to cook in our kitchen-less hotel room in Yemen (steaming eggs with our espresso maker and sauteing veggies in an electric fondue pot, for instance). But it’s a whole lot better having a real kitchen. And this sick loft we’re renting for the summer has an […]

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The Summer of Spanish

Hola amigos! Mr.YemenEm and I arrived back in one of my favorite places, Washington DC, to spend the summer in government training. The U.S. government is generous enough (ie, you taxpayers are) to provide spouses of Foreign Service Officers language training for upcoming posts. So that means I have spent the last seven weeks immersed […]

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U.S. Evacuates Embassy Employees from Yemen

I was blow drying my hair on Tuesday morning in the locker room at my gym and half watching CNN when I saw the headline that the U.S. government is evacuating its embassy in Yemen. I practically dropped the hair dryer and for some reason felt the need to explain my surprise to the random […]

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