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Day no.2, Ramadan

“…and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, “We are Christians”: because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have…

On the 1st day of Ramadan

O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for God, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart…

Ramadan Kareem

May this month bring you much peace into your hearts and much self reflection, and may all of your prayers be accepted. (And during this month of humility, please take…

North Africa in August

Below was originally posted on 6/29/09. I will be offline until back in the country – have a good little while, both fun and safe…xo I keep forgetting to mention…

Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton & Taylor Kitsch: Friday Night Lights (again)

Are you watching Friday Night Lights yet? I have forced 7 friends to start watching Friday Night Lights – all but one are in love and in obsessive watching mode….

Travel

Good morning everyone – It feels as though I have to do this more and more often as of late… I was away again the past few days and got…

A Little Politix

Charles and I met while in Beirut, and have maintained contact since. For those of you in the know re Middle East correspondence, he is one of the heavy-weights. Urge…

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

If you never read another political book in your life, then please and for the love of all things righteous and humane, please please please read Ilan Pappe’s The Ethnic…

Friday Night Lights

I don’t have cable and tend to only watch television shows the DVDs of which my friends pass along. Since perhaps 4 years ago, I have not found anything worthwhile,…

UN’s Richard Falk: IDF seizure of Gaza-bound ship ‘criminal’

Please take a moment to read this. From the article: “Richard Falk [who is an expert on international law], an American Jew and the United Nations special rapporteur on human…

Two Texans and a Californian walk into a bar…

…and just kill it with their guitars. Download: Guitar Shorty‘s We the People. Alejandro Escovedo‘s Real Animal. Download in their entirety. Trust. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via…

Austin Wrap-Up

Austin 2000 In 2000, Natasha and I visited Austin and had an absolutely fantastic time, even though Natasha was nearly killed by a taxi. We were students and on an…

Hello from VanCity

(Note: Austin wrap-up still to come.) This trip to Vancouver becomes increasingly interesting with each second. At the same time which Baby Jane moved out to Halifax, Felice moved in…

What & Where to Eat in Austin

Note: You will not finish any portion served up unless you’re from Texas; it’s not a joke that everything in Texas is bigger. I don’t understand how it is that…

More Folks from Austin

Lisa & Mike – a fantastic couple who have been together for 9 years, married for nearly 5. Their wee dog’s name is Diego – Mike’s originally from Memphis and…

Them Folks I’ve Met in Austin (Nelson Algren had nothin’ on this girl)

So far, anyway, here are the people who have livened up my stay in Austin… Shawn, Irish ex-pat working at The Driskill bar – Has a general disliking of his…

In Austin y’all

Hello – 24 hours in Austin have been crazy and wonderful. I don’t have much time for internet-ing so here’s the rundown thus far: .1. Austin men are thoroughbreds. .2….

Obama denying access to photos

More pictures — many more — of US soldiers torturing human beings. Obama’s decided not to allow publication of the images, stating that the decision was because he felt that…

On Aggressive Apathy

Based on my recent blog entry titled Not Lives of Girls and Women, I was asked to write about apathy. It’s a little more philosophical than most rabble pieces, so…

A Love Letter to Baby Jane

You are all quite familiar with Janey. This is her wearing the scarf I knit and sent her way two weeks back – it is ‘The Johnny Scarf’, J not…

I <3 Ben Harper

It’s been some time since I’ve done this, and I’ve not yet tagged all older groove recs, which I’ll eventually get around to doing. For now, you should know what’s…

Beautiful Rain

I am on the softest and thickest bed buried beneath and inside of warm white sheets. Three walls are pale orange. One wall is a window. There is only one…

Disarm

Please take a moment to read about this Campaign and support them in any way you can. If the following appeals to you, then I encourage you to share this…

Conversations With Little People

“Hi, you’ve reached Cleo, Dane, Nora May & Trent. We can’t take your call right now, so please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as…

Petition to be signed today (15 Jan 2009)

From friend Charles Glass: “Attached is an open letter concerning the Israeli war on Gaza. If you agree with its terms, please send your signature directly to p.hallward@mdx.ac.uk . It…

White Phosphorous: And so the Israeli argument goes…

My article can be found and read here. Comments here are closed… Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe…

Song for Gaza

Please share. Comments here are closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post…

Fashionable death in Gaza

This is my article at rabble re the war on Gaza. Comments here are closed… Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet…

My interview with CBC re Gaza

Gaza.mp3 I sure do say “absolutely” a lot. & Happy new year to you all. Comments here are closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with…

Not speaking in either the past unreal conditional or the future unreal conditional (as present tense is best)

The following is a conversation I had with a friend on Facebook; I have deleted her name for reasons of privacy. To facilitate your reading of this, please note that…

The Story That Hides

Some stories love to be told and some stories will fight you if you try to tell them. Part reality and part perspective, these never-new stories are universal, having already…

War, Inc.

Seriously – what’cha waitin’ for? Film drops today…pick it up and watch it. Buy it if you can afford to…share it with your friends and get the message out if…

Ramadan Mubarak

May this month bring its blessings; may our fast be accepted and our prayers heard, Inshallah. Aside from merely undertaking the physical act of fasting this year, try cutting something…

Subtlety does not become War, Inc.

Review’s complete and up at Rabble. …as well as the official John Cusack myspace home. Comments here are closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with…

August is full of sunshine

.1. I’ve had to place comments on moderation once again because there is a crazy pervert on the interLoose. Sorry about that; please understand that unless you’re the crazy pervert,…

Dave McMurran

11 August 1953 – 26 July 2008 “Verily to Allaah we belong and unto Him is our return.” May you rest in peace, Dave; Your passing will be felt in…

Ferocious men are sexy

.1. Christian Bale in The Dark Knight. When he’s in the interrogation room alone with The Joker. And he looses his sh*t on The Joker’s ass over Rachel’s whereabouts. I’m…