So it’s been three years since I’ve last posted an update. Why, I don’t know. But it’s inexcusable nonetheless. This site was always intended to be a blog where I recount my travels during the US road trip I had taken between October 2016 and March 2017 to find all the American Lebanons. And after returning home I stopped updating it.
Now that an interview was aired on Radiolab, which linked to this site, and I suppose I should do a quick update. After coming back home, I took a job teaching ‘Intro to Photojournalism’ at the Lebanon American University in Beirut, and then in June 2018 I went on a second road trip across America, this time planting cedar trees in some of the Lebanons I had visited during my first trip. That alone needs a series of new blog posts.
While I was on that trip, I got a call from a company in Ireland, where I was offered a job in my old field, tax law advisory. I initially wasn’t interested since I had planned to leave the industry behind. Unfortunately, a life of a travelling photographer isn’t financially sustainable, especially that the two trips I had done were financed out of now-depleted savings. Luckily I had a fall-back career that allowed me to get back on my feet and I don’t regret my move to Dublin at all.
And for those who weren’t aware of the interview, the link is below. Last, I now see that I should have been writing about my second trip on this blog. So hopefully this was the motivation I needed to start updating.
Radiolab interview: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/lebanon-usa