Best of outerNotes

A collection of top-notch posts, hand-picked based on community feedback and personal preference, for your enjoyment! Thanks for reading, as always!



On Relationships, Gain, and Loss

What’s to Eat #46 – Hargeisa’s Grain Alley

On Anxiety’s Remedies

2017: Lessons in Humility


On the Ursidae

What’s to Eat #43 – Khanshar

On That Life I Always Wanted (WordPress Discover feature)

On Brownies, and Women Lost

On Becoming: Are You a Rock of a Leaf?

On an Upswing

On Travel Favorites: Long Hauls

10 Cool Things About Living in Hargeisa (featured in Sky Edge Magazine, Issue 3, and on

On Somali Fashion: Hargeisa Women’s Edition (featured in Sky Edge Magazine, Issue 3)


On a Trip to Berbera

On Hot Air

On BBC Radio Hargeisa


On Independence

On S’mores in S’maliland

What’s to Eat #29 (Tunisian bambaloni)

To Market, To Market

On a Tunisian Souk (WordPress Discover feature)

What’s to Eat #27 (Tunisian grilled fish)

On Perfection (and Indigo)

On the Colors of Bazin


On Upheaval

On Unions

On Self Knowledge, and Getting Lost on Purpose

Before the Rains

What’s to Eat #16 (Fruit of the Nere tree)

Mali Wins Global Tree Competition


On the Invasion

On Smiling

On Control