And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882)
Still eyes look coldly upon me,
Cold voices whisper and say --
'He is crazed with the spell of far Arabia,
They have stolen his wits away.'
—Walter de la Mare (1873 - 1958)
Contactsaudyssey (AT) yahoo (DOT) com
AboutAn American eye on Arabia and beyond.
Foreign Services Institute - Free Arabic courses
Edward William Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon
Koran indexed by roots
Perseus Collection: Arabic Materials
Andras Rajki’s Arabic Etymological Dictionary (transliteration)(blocked in KSA)
Bible - parallel translations
Bible Gateway (a dozen English versions including TNIV but not RSV, plus languages including Arabic but not Greek or Hebrew)(
blocked in KSA)(no longer blocked, see biblegateway.com)
Online Translations of the Bible (extensive list of links)
Monthly Archives: February 2012
Wikipedia has a Strategic Plan, just like major cities. Who knew.
a glossary of jargon, a policy page on
naming conventions (precision)( for searches),
research into words are most commonly used to disambiguate pages with the same title (which was replaced by a machine regex generated
list of the top 50 disambiguation terms, and, going back to the AT page, the open-endedness of the
naming criteria has been noted.
Photoshop has a free online editor: Photoshop Express.
Gregg Braden has put himself in charge of keeping track of Fractal Time. This has something to do with what will happen on the winter solstice of 2012, the mark of the end of a cycle of 5,125 years. Not sure how the beginning is determined, but probably by subtraction. I expect something like Y2K. But it may be something like these flame fractals.
A Saudi official was quoted as saying that policemen are inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering storeowners to get rid of them. Such items are legal at other times of the year, but as Feb.14 nears they become contraband.