Thursday, February 26, 2009

In training

If someone were to make a film about what I am doing these few weeks it should be called: "Ahmed: the cultural learnings of Jordan for make the benefit of great friends American soldiers"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In Jordan

I'm now somewhere at the edge of Jordan doing some Army training about Arabs and Iraqi culture. All in all it is not bad. While I am not discovering much I didn't know, I could see how a lot of people here are learning new things about how Arabs, Sunni Muslim Arabs in particular, think about the world. I suspect that it is a bit too late to send some people for the kind of training we are getting here and hope to change the way Americans are perceived, but it is a start. 

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Now I'm in . . .

Bangor, Maine. Fun, fun fun.

Friday, February 20, 2009

In Fayetteville

Yeah, for real. Thankfully it is just overnight.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


It was amazing to be under the same roof as 40 million dollars worth of rare Jewish books.  Wow.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Krembo for Voting

I can't believe no one tried this here. I wish they did this where I was voting.

Monday, February 09, 2009