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Just Dinner (and maybe a fresh start for dessert)

It started with french fries. Caleb asked if we could make purple french fries, like we used to do in New York, with the purple potatoes from the Union Square Farmer’s Market. No purple potatoes here that I can see, but I decided to make french fries anyway, using ordinary Idaho potatoes–from Oman. Miracle of miracles, we were all home tonight–no soccer practice, no meetings, no plans–and so: french fries. …

Living in the Bubble

Last Friday, which is the holy day in Abu Dhabi, we spent most of the day in the lovely pool area that’s on top of the building where we’re going to live in next year.  There is a kiddie playroom inside in the air conditioning, a small fitness center with spectacular views of the gulf, a wading pool, and a larger pool just the right size for cannonballs into the …