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mosques

Just at the afternoon adhan today, I was out walking in the neighborhood near my office, searching for candy a nutritious snack to carry me through four hours of back-to-back meetings. I am struck always, in Abu Dhabi, by the juxtaposition of glassy office towers against the ancient worlds summoned up in the call to prayer, the way the modern quite literally bumps up against the old. I am struck …

Anomaly

When I told people we were going to Abu Dhabi, the first question my women friends asked was “are you going to have to wear a veil all the time or anything?” The first thing my male friends said was “Wow, how long a flight is that?”  Different ways of seeing the world, eh? What you wear versus how you get there. The answers, by the way, are no, and …