Category Archives: Iran

Rope Diplomacy FREE for the next five days!

In honor of the nuclear deal just struck with Iran, I’ve made my eStory “Rope Diplomacy: On the Steeps in Iran” FREE for the next five days! Continue reading

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Iranians arrested for making video of Pharrell Williams song “Happy”

A bunch of Iranians were arrested and forced to repent for making a “Happy” video. The best part is one of the women’s infectious laughter while standing on her head during the “making of” section at the end. Pharrell Williams … Continue reading

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Two FB pages about Iranian women and their headscarves

All the rage this week on Facebook is the page “Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women,” which celebrates the quiet acts of rebellion of Iranian women removing their headscarves in public. Stealthy Freedoms has garnered 274,000 “likes.” Predictably, as explained in … Continue reading

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Podcast of my interview with Nik Hawks

The podcast of my interview with Nik Hawks of Paleo Treats. Continue reading

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More photos of Esfahan, Iran

Another photo gallery of Esfahan, Iran. (Click on any of the pictures and you can scroll through with more detail.) Also, from Reuters: “Iran’s foreign ministry to lead nuclear talks with world powers”  

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Climbing Mount Damavand

Of all the mountains in the world I’ve been fool enough to climb, Iran’s Mount Damavand stands with Argentina’s Cerro Torre as the only two “offshore” mountains I’ve been fool enough to climb twice. Here are some pics of my second trip up the mountain. Continue reading

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Photos of Esfahan, Iran

Most taken in the Friday Mosque, one of my favorite public buildings I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. Esfahan, Iran Continue reading

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Interesting Linkage

Links to stories I’ve enjoyed: science, Iran, and human interest Continue reading

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Sad news: Iranian trio perishes on Broad Peak

Sad news: “Iranian trio perishes descending Broad Peak,” published today by Alpinist. My condolences to their family and friends, and to the Iranian climbing community.  

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Iran to assign all citizens an email address

From a Reuters report out of Dubai, “Government to assign email addresses to all citizens.” The announcement comes from the Communications minister, who said the move would aid interaction between state authorities and the people. I have a hard time … Continue reading

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