Emily L. Hauser is a freelance writer and blogger. She’s a regular contributor to The Daily Beast’s Middle East blog Open Zion, and writes about all kinds of non-Middle Eastern things (kids, domestic politics, songs she likes, cats on Roombas) on her personal blog, Emily L. Hauser In My Head. She’s written for The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, and The Dallas Morning News, among others, and can be found on Twitter: @emilylhauser