Monthly Archives: June 2013

Iran detains hang-glider group from Slovakia

Sounds pretty similar to what we were doing in Iran… just with hang gliding instead of climbing. Continue reading

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Friday mashup

Six interesting links Continue reading

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The power of the internet. And of statistics. Both of which I find fascinating

As of this morning, this website has had visits from 119 countries. The US, the UK, Canada, China, and Australia have visited the most. Bolivia, China, Taiwan, Turkey, and the Dominican Republic have the highest average page views per visit, … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Iran/Iraq War

The staggering tragedy of the 8-year Iran/Iraq War still traumatizes Iran. Continue reading

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Black and white photos of Iran taken in 1999

Four of my favorite black & white photos from my 1999 trip to Iran. Continue reading

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The Exam of Destiny, Chinese cheating, and a ban on bras

“According to the protesters, cheating is endemic in China, so being forced to sit the exams without help put their children at a disadvantage.” Continue reading

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Elika, a village in Iran’s Alborz Mountains

The brutal cost of the Iran/Iraq war hits home during a pleasant afternoon in an obscure village in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran Continue reading

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The Supreme Leader Tweets!

Follow Ali Hosseini Khamenei, 2nd Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on Twitter Continue reading

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China’s Wings review in the Michigan War Studies Review

China’s Wings reviewed by The Michigan War Studies Review. Continue reading

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Gin threatened! Landlords from Hell! Appalling email!

mashup of news oddities Continue reading

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