The radio girl blog is a glimpse at a variety of topics. This is not, nor will it ever be, a solely intellectual and in depth look at anything. Instead, it will be a brief and often quirky glance at world events and my roaming life.
Many of you know that I live and work in Cairo, Egypt. I've lived here for a year and a half or for three semesters to put it in academic terms. I teach at a university so that's more accurate.
There's been a lot of talk about what's been going on here. It's unfortunate that what you see on CNN and the BBC is not a full picture of what is going on here. What is going on here is the reason why I'm still here and did not hop on any of the charted U.S. embassy flights out of Egypt. There's no reason for me to leave; I live here and the fear that is being instilled in many people is inflated.
That said ... I'm here and enjoying all the fruits of the revolution: optimism and camaraderie.
Missing the greats ... my grandfathers and grandmother, Whitney Houston, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Bernie Mac, Tim Russert, Bo Diddley, Issac Hayes, Max Roach, James Brown, Gerald Levert, Ed Bradley, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Ruth Brown, Oscar Peterson, August Wilson and Bebe Moore Campbell