August 2006

county fair

Today, Ellen took me and her kids (Joseph, Thomas, and Amelia) to the fairgrounds, where we picked up the things that I had entered into competition at the Creative Arts Building. I had entered two pastel paintings, one small afghan (crocheted granny squares), and two crocheted doilies. I won an “honorable mention” for the afghan …

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a week in washington, day three

Mary and I returned to the Palestine Center for lunch (delicious falafels and refreshing lemonade) and a talk, titled “Hamas, its Neighbors, and the Quartet.” The speaker was Nadia Hijab, senior fellow and co-director of the Institute for Palestine Studies (Washington office). She has written several books, including Womanpower: The Arab debate on women at …

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