Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day Greetings and Other Miscellanea

Happy Father’s Day to all the other Dads out there. Unfortunately, I live apart from my children but still manage to stay close to them by keeping the lines of communication going. The key is to be there emotionally. Just as it is all to common for fathers to be there physically but not emotionally, it is also possible to remain emotionally accessible to your children even when you are separated by a long airplane ride.

In other news…I have started my one class for the summer. I am at that point one’s college education where you’ve nearly run out of classes that you need or are even remotely interesting. The one class I found was on Middle Eastern history. This should be an interesting one. I certainly have opinions on the historical roots of what is going on in that part of our planet but I also know I do not have all the facts yet either and may very well find out I am mistaken in many things. I have already chosen the subject for the obligatory “paper.” My research question will be:

“Why are fundamentalist Islamic movements are so strong and why there seems to be such a lack of progress in democratic movements in Middle Eastern countries and are they related?”

This should be an interesting topic to explore. Stay tuned for updates…

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