Category Archives: Cultures

NPR stories

I heard several heart-warming stories on NPR yesterday.

My day did not need to be brightened, but it was anyhow!

A Muslim love story:
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/818351398/want-to-hear-a-frank-funny-muslim-love-story-that-can-be-arranged

Parable of the Piston:
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/825800514/planet-money-the-parable-of-the-piston

Our new bishop:
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-openly-gay-bishop-lead-episcopal-diocese-missouri-hope-and-vision

2019 in pictures

And now abide (according to these photos):  family, faith, friends, travel, MUSIC, Circus Harmony, Variety, cooking, Auggie, the garden, and Webster University.  That pretty much sums it up.

DC in DC: Tuesday

A lazier day.  After the huge Cuban meal on Monday, I slept in on Tuesday.

Since the National Geographic headquarters and museum is two blocks away, I spent some time Tuesday at their museum, with a current exhibition of Queens of Egypt. Then I went ‘round to the Omani cultural center and spent some time talking about their culture with Omani nationals who were presenting an “Islam in Oman” exhibit.  I learned some things today.

Dinner was at The Pig, a pork-centric restaurant near my hotel.  The meal was fabulous!

Queens of Egypt:

Surrounded by ancient Egyptian sarcophagi (not pictured).

And then an ancient Koran at the Omani center.  I mean . . . look at this beauty!:

Lunch of chicken shawarma a was at a food truck near the hotel: