Once, I say, I am a huge fan of Apple Computers and the Mac OS. I’m also a Sci-Fi guy; not über-geek, but a fan. So I’m also really looking forward to the release of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s no secret that Douglas Adams was a fan of the Mac as well. One of Adams’ friends has written a beautiful piece about Adams. You should read it. It not only brings together some of my interests, but it’s a good piece of writing.
Two good articles from IPA: Muslim homosexual asylum seekers flock to Canada Inside Al Jazeera: A conversation with Samir Khader
Traditionally, Muslims read the Qur'an in its entirety over this time, in a section a day. The Qur'an is split into thirty sections, called juz', and one section is read each night. This year is the 6th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. To see how the call has (not) evolved, here are the first five call outs: 2009 Windsor Star Article 2010 (despite the title, which says 2011) 2011 USA Today Article 2012 2013 Storify (including press stories) The Background [from the 2009 post] This year, I have been thinking it would be fun…
Procrastinating and found this link via Shirei_Shibolim. I’m Bob Herbert and quite happy with that comparison. I don’t normally post this sort of thing, but I like the comparison, and I needed some levity. You are Bob Herbert! You’re not the most sparklingwriter, but one of the most solid and selflesson the Op-Ed staff. You focus on New Yorkpolitics, the poor, race issues, and civilliberties. You like to quote others, and rarelyplace yourself in your columns. You keep itreal. Seriously. Which New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Are You? brought to you by Quizilla