Thursday, August 12, 2010


I see that Ramadan is starting today.

The first time I ever heard of it was when Sami El-Taji fasted when I was working for Fluor aeons ago.

One of nature's aristocrats and a gentleman as I recall.

He was also the first Palestinian I ever met. I was only vaguely aware of them as figures you used to see on the TV surrounded by rubble up to then, as opposed to flesh and blood human beings.

What a dimwit I was in my early twenties.

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