Monthly Archives: August 2011

What’s so Hot about Iceland?

It seems like everywhere I look, someone is going to Iceland and writing about Iceland nowadays. Years ago, when I was there for a few, brief days, I realized the eerie, surreal beauty. Now, it seems the word is out. … Continue reading

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Kandahar

I finally watched the 2001 movie Kandahar last night. It’s a movie about an Afghan journalist living in Canada who returns to Afghanistan during the Taliban rule to get her sister out of the country. The journey begins across the … Continue reading

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Hula

Being a dance aficionado, I was very interested to check out Hawaii Day at the National Museum of the American Indian earlier this summer. There were dance performances throughout the day that re-piqued my interest in hula. Until recently, the … Continue reading

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Ramadan

The month of August this year is Ramadan–the holiest time of year for Muslims, and the time it is thought that the prophet Mohammed received the Quran, the holy book of Islam. It is a time to come closer to … Continue reading

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