From Mankato to Oslo
As usual so much to blog about, like the US financing Hamas opponents with a a nice fat $42 mill, a campaign projected "to bolster Hamas' political opponents ahead of possible early Palestinian elections"; i.e. Dahlan and co.
But speaking of better things, yesterday I arrived in Minnesota, and delivered the Kessel Memorial Lecture in Minnesota (emphasis on "sooota") State University in Mankato, where corn and empty fields abound.
The Mankato Free Press wrote a humbling article about it here.
It went well, except for the fact that I was ready to topple over by the Q&A session-too many connecting flight, too little sleep, and of course, fasting.
Today I head to Oslo, where I'll attend the Norwegian Social Forum and speak on blogging as activism (and I think, writing tourst guides as activism!), and then on Tuesday, to Trondheim in northern Norway to speak with the Journalist's Association there.
I return to the US on Thursday, inshallah, and two weeks later-its off to Gaza once again (well first to Egypt, then we play the waiting game at Rafah).
For now, I bid you Vi snakkes... (Ingie if you're reading this I hope I got that right..:))