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Welcome to my blog. Here I share my successes and failures along my journey to becoming an anthropologist. My most prominent interest anthropologically are the new approaches to handing food security/healthy eating in the US, particularly in urban "food deserts". I enjoy the Anthropology of Tourism as well; combining food and tourism has scholarly promise. My other interests which have converted into anthropological hobbies of sorts include converts to Islam, diaspora of Muslims, and MENA in general. I also have some interest in historical archaeology.

I welcome comments, discussion and even respectful debating. I will however keep discussions to a respectable level. I reserve the right to ban anyone from this forum.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

James Carroll interview

I am not fully back but here is an interesting interview of James Carroll. I just watched his excellent brave documentary titled: 'Constantine's Sword: No War is Holy.

In it, he focuses on the hatred Christians have historically put upon the Jews. Additionally, he touches on Islam and what Christians (particularly the U.S military) are doing to proliferate the hatred.

I enjoyed the documentary. Here is a 20 minute interview some of you may enjoy.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

off until further notice.

Due to personal issues, I will not be blogging for a while. I want to but I am having some problems.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

El Fadl book review request-coming soon!

Dear readers...I have had a request to do an informal book review of The Great Theft by El Fadl. I will but this weekend. I have more time to do online stuff after work on the weekends. I have to catch up on an archaeology class on my days off in addition to being a lazy bum and sitting by my pool with a fun book. Gosh...I think I need to run to Borders and pick one up. Now, if I would just get my paycheck in the mail! I wish they did direct deposit. I digressed. Sorry. I will put up links to the El Fadl student support site when I wrte about the book.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Harvard? For me??

I spoke of this issue before but I will say it again....

I WANT TO GO TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY!! I REALLY do. They have a neat program called
Harvard Extension School. I am not sure of the objectives but I think it is to give anyone a chance at the prestigious school. I would go for the Masters program in Middle Eastern Studies.

Even before I get accepted I need to register for 3 classes (and take them of course!). I would have to move to Boston for a summer. I would need to find a way to pay for them at 1950.00 a class. wow. :-) What a steal. How do I do that? sigh. They do not have much financial aid for classes that are not taken in a degree program. I want this. Bad ass want this. :-) Here is the link for the program.

They have a whole 16 week class on jihad! :-) I am such a Middle Eastern Studies junkie.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Israel's Man of Conscience


My name is Ezra Nawi. I am a Jewish citizen of Israel.
I will be sentenced on the first of July after being found guilty of assaulting two police officers in 2007 while struggling against the demolition of a Palestinian house in Um El Hir, located in the southern part of the West Bank.

Of course the policemen who accused me of assaulting them are lying. Indeed, lying has become common within the Israeli police force, military and among the Jewish settlers.