Monthly Archives: January 2011

From the archives: Two epitaphs

The Islamophobe Brit mentioned in last Sunday’s post fled in the middle of the night during the week. This followed subjection of the Brit’s Muslim hosts to a rigorous test of their courtesy: sprawling possessively across a divan in the … Continue reading

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King

I owe to Laura Seay’s fine “Texas in Africa” blog the idea of commemorating the day with an except from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The following comes from the sermon on poverty that he delivered on March 31, 1968, … Continue reading

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Story time

A couple of weeks ago Alanna Shaikh suggested, in her blog about international development called “Blood and Milk,” that people “need narrative to make sense of their lives” since without “a story, your life is just a series of disconnected … Continue reading

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