Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Random Notes

This entry will be a little more personal than usual, which I'm chalking up to lack of sleep and exhaustion. I'm blogging from Midway - possibly my least favorite airport in the world - and have little to say other than I wished I had studied medicine so I could get to the bottom of the DVT crisis, which I've become fascinated with.

On a more relevant note here are two links about Sana'a from Saudi Aramco World. The first by Tim Mackintosh-Smith, author of the world's best book on Yemen, and the second by Eric Hansen, author of a book on Yemen.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Unificiation Day

Today is unification day in Yemen.

An article from al-Quds al-Arabi on the first woman taking up al-Turabi's fatwa that Muslim women can marry non-Muslim men. Here is the link.

Still away from home in the midlands, and so blogging is a bit slow. I would love to comment on Hamid al-Ahmar and the two preachers that were pardoned by Salih over the weekend, but for the moment simple acknowledgement of the acts will have to suffice.

Oh, and the White Sox lost - about time.