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7 Weeks, 13 Cities, 10 Suitcases and One Cadillac

En route from Hong Kong to Dubai, as everyone slept, a window of stillness appeared.

Our seven official weeks of summer vacation were over. A bit uncertain what the future will bring, this summer we prepared for transitions.  871 more words

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I Do Not Want to Work; I Only Want A Puff

Je ne veux pas travailler
Je ne veux pas déjeuner
Je veux seulement oublier
Et puis je fume

I discovered this song several years ago. Dreaming of running away to Paris, I picked up a “Paris” compilation album. 537 more words

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Making Room for New Wives, New Stories

When God told Moses “Behold you are about to sleep with your father,” Moses quickly finished writing down his book of laws.  After finishing his final sermon to his people, God told him, 1,147 more words

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Magician And Mystic - May 29 at La Fontaine

La Fontaine’s public love affair with Ibn-Battuta‘s travel, Sufi mysticism, and ancient lands continues.  May 29 under the stars explores modern Turkey and India with an eye to the past. 14 more words

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The Majlis – Public Salam

In Arabic, majlis means a place for sitting.

In the Gulf, all important or connected people have a majlis, a ring of chairs that is opened for anyone to enter and sit with the King, the business man or the esteemed, religious leader.  507 more words

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The Pearls of Our Lives

Olive Trees in Jacob’s Field in Palestine

Lina Designer for Mahmood Pearls

Palestinian Hills in Spring

“My mother loved pearls.”

“During my college vacations, I returned home to Ramallah.  618 more words

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