It's a small, small world

We got in a taxi last night to go to a friend's house in Wadi as-Seer, and lo and behold, the taxi driver was wearing a t-shirt from the Clackamas County Fair in Oregon (not far from my hometown). What a taxi driver in Amman, Jordan was doing with a shirt from an obscure county fair in northwestern America, I do not know.

It's like when my dad was here and saw a guy wearing a Sequent shirt. My dad worked for Sequent for something like fifteen years. Where do these guys get these shirts?

Open letter to the Arab world: fireworks

Lost in Translation