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Category: Qatar

No Grassroots in the Desert

For most of 2018 I lived in Doha, Qatar. Life in Doha was an amazing experience, full of cultural and culinary exploration. Doha is a beautiful city and a melting pot of various cultures and people. But something was missing. Despite the beautiful skyline, expansive malls, and elaborate museums, sometimes Doha seemed fake, manufactured, and prefabricated, […]

Three months and counting in Qatar

Greetings, I am entering my fourth month here in Qatar, which means I just concluded my third month, which should be halfway. Maybe. More on that later. Month three was good. Work has picked up and I am working with a new team of military folks. One of the exciting things about these kind of jobs […]

The Qatari Two Month Milestone

So it has been two months already. Month two flew by. I am still in Qatar, still doing well. Still trying new things. Work has been good. I am working with an Army team. My past military experience has been a great way to connect. I talk to the senior leaders about shared experiences in […]

A New Adventure Begins

Today I leave for six months in Qatar. Another overseas adventure. This adventure shouldn’t be as stressful environmentally as my positions in Afghanistan or Bosnia, but it will still be six months away from family, friends, and home. I’ve known about this trip for about two months. In early December 2017, I was hired for […]