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... 80 years ago... It presents respectful, but rather stereotypical images (as would be expected). Arab children living in the desert eating dates and riding camels... Eskimo children in igloos... No chapter on African children, I notice... I continue my stroll through town, snapping couple photos of the beautiful homes, then on may way, up over yet another ridge... then down into the plains, where the vast sprawl of Greater Washington-Baltimore ...
... want to charge my iPod for the long flight. I may use it for the 14 hours! It's interesting flying with Korea Airlines; my cultural antennas are up to learn new things. This morning when the gate opened, there was an announcement and then all the gate attendants bowed in unison. Not everyday you see that type of respect being shown in the US. Anyway off we ...
... writers resort to cliché.
NetFlix just isn't the same. Red Box isn't the same. None of the new movie businesses, online or otherwise, come close to comparison. You can't pick up an online film. You can't wander around with your friends and happen upon an online film. There is no magic in it, no wonder, no joy. Just "make your selection." Blah. Once again I find myself asking about the cost of our ever-improving technology. Even as ...
... when I got home, and then showered and met up with the family for a welcome home dinner. Now it is 10:25PM (3:25AM, Oxford time), and I am trying to stay awake and go to bed at a regular hour to combat the jet lag. Tomorrow will tell if I have chosen wisely.
So final thoughts on Oxford. Hmmm, it is hard to sum up. I miss it already. Of course, it was great to come home and see everyone, but there is still a part of me that is walking ...
... Check-in was troubling for a moment when they requested to see my non-existent Saudi visa because they couldn't find my connecting flight out of Riyadh. I had to show her the confirmation e-mail on my phone and she eventually found it and gave me my tickets.
We had some time we sat down at restaurant and ordered some beers and appetizers. They luckily had Devil's Backbone ...
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