Telling Time by the Moon, or Stories from the Endless Ramadan Days

The Boulemane Province, at least on this side of the mountains, is a little like Southern California.  It never rains.  Or rather, when it does rain in the summer, it does so for maybe twenty minutes and then dries up before you notice it even happened.  The only reason it is noticeable is because of […]

Ramadan Kareem (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), a how-to on when to “Say Yes to the Dress”

M’brouk l-3id, or essentially, happy holiday. A month ago, when Ramadan first started, I posted on Facebook, “Ramadan Kareem,” which means that Ramadan is generous.  A friend commented back on my post, “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,” who is the retired Lakers basketball player and hopefully equally known for his role in the movie Airplane! as co-pilot Roger […]