Letters from Palestine

I lived and worked in Ramallah, Palestine, from June 2004 to December 2005. I worked as a journalist and foreign press coordinator for a Palestinian presidential candidate. I also traveled extensively in Palestine and around the Middle East. Times were pretty crazy, but life was good, and I came away more inspired than horrified -- which is saying a lot.

A year and a half after leaving Palestine and moving to DC, I came back to Palestine for a two-week vacation -- and wondered why I'd ever left. In October of 2007, I sublet my apartment in DC and moved back. I started writing a book about the times I spent in Palestine and the lessons I learned called Fast Times in Palestine. It will be published in April 2011.



  • Hamas FAQs
    Written in February 2006, shortly after the Hamas election victory
  1. Reversal of Fortune
      September 27, 2007
  2. Ramadan Cappuccino
      October 15, 2007
  3. Olives and Movie Stars
      November 5, 2007