Monthly Archives: August 2008

Garbage Cats

Garbage Cats– that’s what we called them. The women who lived in the housing compounds at King Faisal Hospital and Research Center in the 1980’s called them garbage cats because they lurked around the big green dumpsters positioned along the … Continue reading

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Guess Where?

Guess where I’m going tomorrow morning? Back to the lake! I’ll be gone at least four days, to forget all about the internet, blogging, controversial subjects, philosophical debates, spiritual conondrums, and the¬†heaviest of them all— work! Between taking nature photographs, … Continue reading

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Cover! Cover! Cover! A Sort of Quiz

Cover! Cover! Cover! A Sort of Quiz This post does not address the Islamic requirement for hair-covering, or lack thereof, (face covering could be included by extension). It’s about the emotions, reactions, and the psychological meaning of the practice. Covering, … Continue reading

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Days at the Lake

Days at the Lake The lake environment is unlike anything one sees in the Middle East, except perhaps for the tawny ridges of sand at the shoreline. Here in the American Mid-West, hundreds of lakes and trees and wildlife characterize … Continue reading

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Back to the Cottage

Tomorrow morning I head back up north to our summer cottage for four days. I won’t be able to post or read (no internet connection), so I’ll look forward to checking all your blogs when I get back.¬† I plan … Continue reading

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