The Olive Shop in Al Qalamoun

She's known for pulling money from under her cardigan and offering lemonade to visitors. Her fingers are short and wide; her walk, slow and deliberate; her body, heavy with decades of work; her eyes, beautiful with a smile. She's the cook and shopkeeper of an olive, blossom water, and jam store on the old coastal … Continue reading The Olive Shop in Al Qalamoun

The Old Coastal Road to Beirut

Tomorrow I will be visiting family in Lebanon. I thought I'd look forward to this trip by revisiting the last trip with an excerpt of a piece I'm working on ... I love the coastal road from Tripoli to Beirut. We take it as often as we can during our second trip to Lebanon. Every … Continue reading The Old Coastal Road to Beirut