About Eva the Dragon

hanging over the edge blue mountains australia by evathedragon 2013

Dear Reader,

I am currently on a blogging hiatus.  Although nothing new will be posted, the old posts about life in the Middle East, traveling around the world and occasionally my family, like all good stories, are still there for you to read.

Be free.  Explore.  Fly.

Eva the Dragon

Once upon a time, a woman wrote….

After 3,001 nights on a desert island, I have stories to share.  Some take place along the edge of the Arabian Gulf.  Others I collect when I fly to other lands.

Like the tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights, many stories take place in a Kingdom.  While the people visit the palace to sit with the King, Princes ride horses and fly their exotic brides in carpeted jets.

Not only do the muezzins call from the minarets five times a day, but followers of Ganesh, Buddha, Jesus and Zoroaster are welcome to congregate here and practice their rites.  Still my family and I are visitors.  It is best to stay out of the palace intrigues and to avoid the marching people.

I try to find meaning in the strange coincidences I stumble upon.

For instance – in our family, my twin sons and I were all born in the year of the Dragon while my husband and daughter came from the opposite side of the universe.  They were born in the year of the Rabbit.

Is it possible for dragons and rabbits to live together in the same house?

The Chinese say the dragon’s secret friend is the rooster.   Every morning while I meditate, I hear a rooster crowing.   I think my rooster friend is reminding me to seize the day so that at the end, I have no regrets – only the joy of a life lived well.

You are welcome to read my tales.  I am grateful to meet you, my secret friend.

the Peace of I,

Eva, the Dragon


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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. underouroceans
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 16:28:09

    Congrats! I’m very excited to hear more about your perspectives and adventures as only you can tell.


  2. jhk
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 23:14:26

    Love it, love it, love it!!!!


  3. Seana mallen
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 19:22:23

    Dear Eva,
    I’m completely blown away by your article about my art exhibition. Thank you SO much!!!! I really appreciate your warm words.
    And I am SO impressed with your blog. I have a lot to learn from you!

    Seana XXXX


  4. goldi
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 04:49:28

    As always, it is a pleasure, an honor, and a whole lot of fun sharing in your journeys! Let the tales commence…


  5. jen
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 19:43:38

    eva…as always I hang onto your colorful comments and sarcastic tidbits…whether it’s the family holiday card, or your new blog…it’s a pleasure to hear about your quirky tumultuous island nation life (!)…give everyone hugs and kisses for me! jen and the colorado clan


  6. Lina
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 05:29:38

    Loved the positive energy that got fueled into me as I read your blog this morning. keep those tales coming and thanks for sharing your knowledge and wisdom


  7. Eva the Dragon
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 06:16:55

    Thanks so much for reading the blog. I am so please you got the positive energy. No worries there are many more stories coming. You may find yourself featured one day. xo Eva


  8. Rama
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 14:27:34

    Well done my wonderful Dragon friend…perhaps it is no coincidence that our
    friendship has endured so many years, as I happen to be a Rabbit myself!


  9. Eva the Dragon
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 15:28:30

    Very interesting. You’d better watch out as you may find your bunny face on some human body someday. xox thanks for reading and commenting. Even one nice comment makes my day.


  10. Debbie Al Asfoor
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 05:44:50

    I can’t wait for your book to be published. You write passionately, artistically and soulfully and your passages lift my spirits. Don’t ever stop! x


  11. Eva the Dragon
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:14:39

    First thanks for reading through the posts. I really appreciate your interest. I am pleased to hear your spirits are lifted – that’s what I want to do, help us to all enjoy life more.

    Each day I get closer to fixing all the last loose ends. Inshallah I will finish soon.


  12. Jyoti Bablani
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 12:53:37

    Wow Eva, you are so gifted, love your blog,,,,,,,beautifully written!


    • Eva the Dragon
      Mar 07, 2012 @ 22:56:51

      Thanks so much Jyoti. I have a lot of fun writing it. I’m glad when others get a kick out of it too. Even one comment makes my day.

      So thanks for making my day.


  13. ecofinanalysis
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 06:12:33

    Great thoughts


    • Eva the Dragon
      Apr 01, 2012 @ 11:44:37

      Thank you. I too used to work in finance. And one day when you are free, you too will have the time you want to pursue your interests full time.



  14. journeyman1977
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 12:37:24

    Your stories brighten up my dreary day. Please, please keep them rolling in.


    • Eva the Dragon
      Nov 04, 2012 @ 19:40:05

      Dude, you are in a serious trough, way beyond my experience. You might be interested in David Gregory Roberts’ story, chronicled in his book Shantaram.


      The Peace of I


      • journeyman1977
        Nov 05, 2012 @ 16:20:13

        To each his or her own right? 🙂 Yep, me is up shit creek with just my hands as a paddle but I’ve been in worse. Thanks for the link, Eva. Just going to read it now.

  15. journeyman1977
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 17:45:09

    Wow! I’d never heard of the guy before!! Eva, thank you so much for the link. Really perked up my spirits! To say the least.


  16. journeyman1977
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 03:25:10

    huge hug. Thank you. I can’t wait to read it.


  17. Beduwen
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 04:53:38

    Hello my friend! Love the blog! Can’t wait to explore it further!


  18. Eva the Dragon
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 12:02:56

    Thank you very much. It keeps me interested.

    Mojo said you finished your book and are posting it on FACEbook. I am not on FACEBOOK but I will have to “borrow” Mojo’s account. I am finishing up my book and putting the end touches to my proposal to submit to agents and publishers. That is a whole project in itself. Slowly,slowly it is coming together.

    We’ll have to talk more. IN the meantime, enjoy the holiday season. Eva


  19. VisitSiena
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 11:03:53

    Thank you for following my blog. Happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have !! for sure will be back here 🙂


  20. Anonymous
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 12:07:41

    Hello Eva, I look forward to joining your friends here. Thank you for following my blog as well.


  21. Uncle Spike
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 17:35:52

    So Eva, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s….

    I really appreciate you wanting to become a new follower, after all, there are many many interesting and entertaining blogs out there.

    Anyway, I hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.I have added plenty of categories now to help readers. If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, by all means let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, and hope you have a great old day…



  22. Candia
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 19:45:20

    I am intrigued and will look to see what you are up to in 2014.
    Thanks for following my posts too.


  23. CultFit
    Jan 16, 2014 @ 16:52:38

    How to I begin to show my appreciation for you stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing!?! I wish you the very best, not only this morning, but well into the future. Be inspired and please take care.


  24. Anonymous
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 17:21:15

    Enjoyed your piece on the Mohammed Bin Fares music evening in Muharraq.


  25. Aron
    May 06, 2015 @ 09:56:31

    Thanks to the blog about Annie Kurkdjian paintings. i am happy to know about it


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