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Room With A View

I already posted this picture on Twitter but I’m staying in this building and this is my view. And this is the view at night:

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In the above quote, Abu Hayyan al-Tawdihi, 10th century philosopher, is talking about arabic calligraphy particularly as used to convey the word of Allah, but I love the quote as it refers to the work of the intellect in general.  I saw the quote at this place: This is the National Museum of Islamic Art in […]

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Great Circle

http://www.greatcirclemapper.net/en/great-circle-mapper/route/KIAH-OTBD/aircraft/244/range/ho.html Check out my route! 6993 nautical miles 12951 kilometers 13 hours 58 minutes My arms are gonna be WASTED!

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10 Time Zones into the Past.

I’m at the airport tightly clenching my passport and a visa document in Arabic that I can’t read. I’m going here: This is Doha, Qatar, a peninsula sticking out of Saudi Arabia into the Persian Gulf.  It is the richest country (per capita) in the world. I’m going to talk to students at the Texas […]

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