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Hi everyone, Itโ€™s good to see you. We have experienced in Kuwait what most people might consider a li
 

Unfragile Thyself

November 16 · Issue #19 · View online
Tod Baker's concise reflections on his most recent and interesting experiences, published every sometimes.

Hi everyone,
Itโ€™s good to see you.
We have experienced in Kuwait what most people might consider a light rain, but here it has been devastating. Fortunately, weโ€™re safe thanks to good infrastructure in our part of the city and warnings from the Ministry of the Interior. When not watching the rain, I have been reading, exercising, and avoiding tire killers.
Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re here.
~Tod

Rain in Kuwait โ›ˆ๏ธ
About 3.8 inches of rain fell on Kuwait City this week, an unusually high amount given that only 4.64 inches falls in a typical year. And we just had a big storm about 9 days before this rain began to fall.
Outside our apartment, one of the worst storms locals have ever seen enters Kuwait City on the night of November 5
The rains caused school to close for three days and knocked out our air conditioning last night. Not a big deal. Fortunately, we have been safe in our apartment and in our area of the city. Unfortunately, other areas of Kuwait City have not been safe.
Warn the citizens and expats โš ๏ธ
The translation of the mass broadcast found on my mobile phone
Iโ€™m wondering why this message is addressed to citizens and expatriates and not to people in Kuwait City. Other warnings that came out told us not to touch metal in the sand. Apparently, the rains have washed away sand and exposed land mines left behind from the Gulf War in 1991.
Reading ๐Ÿ“—
Iโ€™m reading The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene. I chose it because I want to learn more about what drives my students and use that to become a better teacher. Itโ€™s also giving me a new perspective on my own drives, motivations, and behaviors.
Exercise ๐Ÿ˜…
My ideal morning routine has three parts โ€“ brewing coffee, journaling, and exercising. But finding the right workout has been difficult. I think I found one with the Official 7 Minute Workout | Johnson & Johnson.
The mix of exercises and time options are just right for me. I can complete a 7-minute workout with a warmup in just under 10 minutes. I feel like Iโ€™m getting maximum benefit with minimum effort.
Tire Killer ๐Ÿ‘น
Street sign warns unaware drivers in downtown Kuwait City
Thanks for reading! If you like this newsletter, feel free to share it. Just point people to todbaker.com.
Curious about Kuwait? If so, let me know. Iโ€™ll look into it and report my findings here. Some questions are coming in and I will report on them when I learn more. Thank you for the questions. I really enjoy them.
Watch your bobber!
~Tod

๐Ÿ›Ž๏ธ Next on Unfragile Thyself, Tod applies for a new position at American International School Kuwait.
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