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I'm here because it's a place where I want to be.
What do I do with my life - still pondering that, keep exploring the possibilities I suppose...
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Take a look at my daughter Beth's website...
food for thought...
Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. -Leo Rosten, author (1908-1997)
We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. -John Webster, playwright (c. 1580-1634)
There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else. -John Updike, writer (1932-2009)
Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines. -Margaret Millar, novelist (1915-1994)
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)
Thanks to A THOUGHT FOR TODAY
from A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg
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Barbara's description of the journey from Stop 75 to Qena.
So we set off again through the mountains which by now were more like enormous quarry heaps with the gullies but not as smooth and definitely shaley with flat valley bottoms widening out into the yonder. Obviously evidence of former lake or sea bed from prehistory. Very interesting to actually see wadis when you've taught it. These mountains did not gradually get smaller they just stopped as if someone had just switched the Mountain Machine off and we came out onto a very flat desert plain. The Eastern Desert. This dry landscape went on for about 20 km and the road was unmade. There were men in tanker sprayers squirting water over the road to keep the dust down and further along from that they were actually laying Tarmac and making a very fast dual carriageway highway. Everything was extremely labour intensive.
Our first encounter of city traffic, total madness and a lot of horn honking.
This is an important mosque in Qena...
The Maghrebi Abd el-Rahim settled in Qena upon his return from Mecca and founded a Sufi center here. Upon his death in 1195, the mosque was built above his tomb and became a place of pilgrimage. There is a huge modern mosque of Sheikh el-Qenawi in the main square which attests to his importance. http://www.touregypt.net/qena.htm
11th Mar 2012, 19:49
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