August 2010

To Catch a Dream of Flying

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Some­times I dream of fly­ing. I’ve had that dream since I was eight. Not every night, but often it comes to me when I’m least pre­pared. I have oth­er dreams as well, but this is the most real and bewildering.

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Is this the real life?

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Or is this just fan­ta­sy? Sana’a, the ancient cap­i­tal of Yemen, is caught in a time-warp. When I vis­it­ed it a few months ago, I thought I may have entered the 19th cen­tu­ry, or the 5th, or the 25th.

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On Terrorism

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First, a dis­claimer: I’m against all forms of vio­lence regard­less of method, scale, pre­text, or context.

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Téléphone Cassé

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Here it is: a book two years in the mak­ing, pro­duced over a week­end at the urge of friends and fam­i­ly (all of whom I men­tion inside). 

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