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First Accident

Today I saw my first accident since I left Kuwait. I heard a loud “THWOMP” but I thought it was just someone closing their trunk loudly. It wasn’t until two minutes later, when the two fire trucks and a police car arrived that I realized there had been an accident – in the parking lot.


October 20, 2006 - Posted by | Lumix, Photos, Travel


  1. mar7aba ya khalti – yom al-jum3a keefu?

    MERIP’s Middle East Report Online has a very nice, thoughtful reflection on Kuwait, published last month by Mary Ann Tetreault, “Kuwait’s Annua Mirabilis”. For those who – like me! – were there for the election season, it makes very interesting reading.

    The article begins as follows:

    Kuwait has had an exceptional year, and it isn’t over yet — though one might not know from reading even the alternative press in the West. Fast on the heels of two remarkable developments in the slow democratization of the emirate, a convulsion gripped another part of the Middle East, crowding Kuwait out of the news. This was a double pity. Serious news about Kuwait rarely penetrates far beyond the region in the best of times. When the story is about democratization rather than invasion or terrorism, even the most encouraging of news can evaporate without a trace. Is this because, in Kuwait, democratization has been more the product of peaceful politics than violent confrontation? If so, it spells a cavalier attitude toward a wave of progressive political change that Americans and others are presumably in favor of seeing happen across the Middle East.

    The full text can be accessed at

    love petite a.

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | October 20, 2006 | Reply

  2. “Is this because, in Kuwait, democratization has been more the product of peaceful politics than violent confrontation?”

    Doesn’t violence and terror and horror always attract more attention? Good catch, Little A, good quote.

    I am hoping to go to the calligraphy exhibit you recomended tomorrow – I’ve saved the write up for you.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 21, 2006 | Reply

  3. My life’s been basically boring. Such is life. Nothing exciting going on worth mentioning.

    Comment by hair everywhere | February 3, 2007 | Reply

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