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Armchair theorist, poet, and occasional IT manager, Sascha B. is equipped with a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas, and is not afraid to use it. His work has been published by the University Press of America, Edwin Mellen Press, University of Texas Press, and a variety of small journals nationwide. He is also the proprietor and baker for 3141 Pie, of which you should eat many.

The Deal

I stopped blogging in 2013, when life overtook me. My father became ill and died shortly thereafter, and my mother was left with increasing dementia. I became the primary caregiver, and now orchestrate my mother's care and our family estate.

Now, I am coming up for air again.

Looking for the next book to read. All suggestions welcome.

My reading list is over here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

In Case You Were Wondering....

I'm sitting here in the sunshine, the morning after Thanksgiving, in a pleasant house on a hillside in the Egkomi neighborhood of Nicosia, on the island of Cyprus. It is a strange but pleasant place, with the constant reminder of a war-torn past. Orange trees dot the urban landscape and within the old city walls a bustle of pedestrian currents run through the streets from the walls to the checkpoint at the UN buffer zone, up through the Turkish side of the city, and back again.

I'll be back in the US in a few days, and perhaps I will say more then about this place. But perhaps not. I will, however, put up the year's reading list and Best Of book list.