Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Best of Both Worlds, Perhaps?

The Best of Both Worlds, Perhaps? Twenty years ago, handfuls Saudi university students started graduating with a B.S. in  Medical Technology. They came to KFSH for their clinical internship, and I was fortunate to have initiated a few of them … Continue reading

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Wordpress vs. Blogger

WordPress vs. Blogger I use WordPress because of its ease and efficiency. Blogger offers more options for creative content, but I don’t have the patience to learn it. I can subscribe to other WordPress blogs, but not to Blogger blogs, … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever in Riyadh

Cabin Fever in Riyadh 0R Living in Riyadh Before the Internet My daughters have near-native fluency in English, but sometimes they ask me about phrases they’ve never heard, like “cabin fever”.  Last week, one of them asked me about this … Continue reading

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Music- Heavenly or Haram?

Some Muslims believe that music is haram– forbidden. They say it distracts a person from prayer and remembrance of Allah. Music hypnotizes, takes one away from ordinary reality. A Muslim could  be distracted from prayer by the delight of listening … Continue reading

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Easy Natural Arabic Article

For those of you subscribed to Natural Arabic, http://www.naturalarabic.com, this week’s article is particularly accessible. In other words, easier than usual. تفاصيل يوم رتيب في حياة عائلة مغربية (Details of a routine day in the life of a Moroccan family) For … Continue reading

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