My name is Benjamin Buchholz and I’ve just returned stateside after a year in the Middle East with my wife Angie and our two sons, Wesley and Jack. I’ve been fortunate with regard to the intimate perspective my work and travel has provided into the cultures and the peoples of the Middle East. I hope to share what I have learned — and share the evolution of that learning as I now enjoy some additional ‘edjimication’ at Princeton — with those who have a sincere interest in penetrating the veil the media casts over this region. For more of my writing, see:
Credit for all photos (unless otherwise noted): Angela Buchholz, who has an eye for beauty and humor.
Literary representation by Kim Perel of the Wendy Sherman Agency.
The opinions, stories, and any ‘lessons’ derived from my experiences have no affiliation with official United States policy. The observations made in this blog are purely personal. Likewise, if you choose to comment and engage in the dialogue I hope this site encourages, please refrain from overtly political statements. My aim for this blog is inclusiveness, not divisiveness.