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Every man or woman eventually pines for the days of the past, at least occationally, and either marvels or shudders at the speed at which thing happen, change, and disappear.  Unfortunately, most of these observations of culture are drowned in sentimentality and eventual contempt for “the crazy things kids do nowadays.” But our collective memory… Read More What is this?

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Dear Liberals: Being Critical of Islam is not Racism

As a slight break-away from my usual travel writing, I´ve published a piece in Huffington Post´s World Post about free speech and Islam.  Free speech and the ability to debate intelligently and freely is extremely important, especially for writers. Thanks to Huffington Post´s blog team for plastering the giant photo of Reza Aslan below the headline.… Read More Dear Liberals: Being Critical of Islam is not Racism

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Morning Market

In the village, more than in the city, there is a strict adherence to schedules – schedules dictated by inactivity.  Certain things are only done at particular hours; any momentary deviation from the way things are done is considered at least a minor incident. In the winter, locals in villages move slower than ever, as if… Read More Morning Market

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