I’m at an amazing writer’s retreat in the Yucatan peninsula and am enjoying ocean, glimpses of jungle, the inspiration and companionship of my fellow writers here and at directed, structured and luxurious work space and work time. So, my novel is coming along very well and quickly. I am grateful for this marvelous opportunity.
That’s the personal news.
On the political front I’m upset to read about the possibility of the pyramids being destroyed. From Commentary here: Islamists calling for pyramids’ destruction
And, while that destruction is only in the first phase of distressed imagining, in Mali, radical Islamists are tearing down Sufi shrines, here: Sufi Shrines in Mali Destroyed
Not sure when people in this country will wake up to the vast and horrid destruction that this particular brand of Islam (Radical Islam) is bringing to the entire world, including the Islamic world, but I do hope – it is soon.