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This week, a little fun with cheap perfume and puzzling translations: http://margocatts.com/2015/04/08/the-nose-knows/
Here's something I can't capture in the blog: People around here smell WONDERFUL. Fragrance is a big deal in Arabian culture, and there's a smell about the place that hits you the instant you step ...
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In light of all the security issues in the news these days, it seemed like a good time to answer the question I was asked most often on my recent trip home: http://margocatts.com/2015/03/17/letter-from-inside-saudi-arabia-why-i-live-here/
I've been away for the last couple of months, helping my daughter in the U.S. welcome a new baby.I know, right? Pretty cute. Or at least the adults all think so. But Weird Overseas Granny moved in ...
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I guess the party's over. But this holiday season will certainly be one we remember: http://margocatts.com/2015/01/04/finding-festive-holidays-in-the-gulf/
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I honestly told somebody this week, "Oh, a week never goes by when I don't see something for the blog." Idiot. NOTHING happened this week. Good thing something happened last year: http://margocatts.com/2014/12/14/party-on-riyadhs-janadriyah-festival/
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The Second Hand Souk in Riyadh, aka the Princess Souk, is the place for the cheap, the adventurous, and the open-minded. More shopping adventures from the souk: http://margocatts.com/2014/11/30/decked-out-more-from-the-princess-souk/
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Trouble on the Arabian Peninsula is taking up a lot of the news these days. On the ground, normal life goes on: http://margocatts.com/2015/03/29/to-grandmothers-house-we-go-touring-a-traditional-arabian-village/
My new favorite painting: I did it myself. Well, if you want to get technical, I took the picture myself: Then ran it through the Waterlogue app. So with a liberal definition of the word "paint," y...
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Living as I do now, with one foot each in the Muslim and Western world, seeing profoundly different worldviews clash on Facebook and in Paris, this is what I wish everyone understood: http://margocatts.com/2015/01/10/too-big-to-hurt/ #charliehebdo #parisattack #freedomofspeech  
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I will be forever grateful to Saudi papers, which give ink to people with big ideas, even when they can't exactly string the ideas together in logical order: http://margocatts.com/2014/12/28/saudi-news-notes-normal-and-true/
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This week, one of those out-of-the-body moments when you say, "When did this become my life?" http://margocatts.com/2014/12/08/the-new-normal/
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Today, what I've learned about Arab/American understanding from Beverly Hills Housewives, Project Runway, and the castles of Spain: http://margocatts.com/2014/11/23/inside-out-and-backwards/
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Freelance writer & editor
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Denver, CO - Glendale, CA - Provo, UT - Indianapolis, IN
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Writer, editor, blogger, and curious expatriate
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    English, 1979 - 1983
  • Glendale High School
    1976 - 1979
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April 13
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Margo Kanters Catts
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