Greg Clark in Saudi Arabia
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a loss of a great work of historic Islamic architecture

April 24, 2013

While nothing is more important than the safety of human life, I was saddened to hear that today a 1,000 year old minaret was destroyed in the Syrian city of Aleppo.  It was part of a mosque that was built during the 11th century.  Just another reason to continue to hope for peace in Syria. […]

what I’ve been up to for the last two weeks…..

March 28, 2013

I am sorry to not have posted in nearly two weeks. I have returned to my home in the US and have been busy catching up and getting settled. At the moment, I am home in the US for the foreseeable future.  This, of course, means that the theme of this blog, “Greg Clark in […]

planes, trains and automobiles

March 13, 2013

I am getting ready to head to the Riyadh airport for what will be a 24 hour 10 minute trip to the US.

last day at work

March 13, 2013

Today was my last and final day to work for Arab Education and Training Group (AETG). After being in Saudi Arabia for 1 year and 11+ months as an employee of AETG, I am closing this chapter and looking forward to starting a new one. The nearly past two years have been educational, life enriching […]

cost not coast

March 11, 2013

I was in a store today and read a posting on the wall that was explaining various costs to customers.  It was printed in Arabic and English.  The English text included the word “coast”.  After reading the entire text, I realized that the word “coast” should be replaced with the word “cost”.  I see this […]

I enjoy a good mystery show

March 10, 2013

For me, there is nothing like a good mystery story.  Be it a novel, TV show, play or movie – I enjoy following the story, following the clues and eventually hoping to figure our “who done it”. If you are the same as me on mysteries, I suggest you watch an episode or two of […]

packing triage

March 9, 2013

What to pack and what not to pack…that is the question. I leave in about 5 days for the US and am starting to pack my suitcases. Almost everything fits…but not all.

don’t jump the line!

March 8, 2013

For the first time since starting my blog, I am going to post about something that many Saudis do that I don’t appreciate. It is quite the norm for a Saudi to go to the front of a line of people waiting for something.  This can be for just about anything….from waiting to get your […]

is the plural for syllabus, syllabi or syllabuses?

March 5, 2013

Though I am down to a little over a week for my job, my employers are keeping me busy. I am currently researching and designing some courses geared towards English for specific occupations – such as English for Accountants.  This week I have drafted a syllabus for 11 different courses.  It is very interesting work […]

a new 10 day countdown

March 4, 2013

I leave for the US in 10 days.  I decided last fall that I would not renew my contract for a 3rd year with my employer in Saudi Arabia and submitted my notice in January. My contract is up soon and I am scheduled to go home on March 14 (my flight leaves at 1:30 […]