Really happy to announce that as I move forward with the remaining chapters of the book, I received some wonderful news from the European Endowment for Democracy. They will be offering their support for this project until the very end. Their support is indicative of their commitment and belief that the stories of the people featured in the book need and should be told. As you know for the past year, I traveled north and south, east and west to see, hear and experience the lives of different people. Every life will tell a story. A story of a country through the eyes and lives of its own people. It continues to be an inspiring journey filled with questions and answers. I visited people in deserts and fields. In some places I saw nothing but gray concrete. Meanwhile, the photography work and writing continues and stay tuned for more updates in the next few months!
For the past year, I have been traveling across Jordan conducting dozens of interviews, visiting people in their homes, in their workplace, and neighborhoods. I have also been spending many hours writing, reading transcripts and making sure that both, the voice of the characters and their environment are depicted as accurately as possible. I am happy to announce that I am more than half-way through writing the book. The field work and interviews for six chapters have been completed. For those of you who I meet with or speak to and ask me about the characters and the places or offer advice, thank you. You bring the stories alive.