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Rules of Engagement

As you know, I am from a very close, very funny family. Earthling, my nephew, just got engaged.

We’ve all been waiting. Almost from the beginning, we knew this girl was THE ONE. We almost always know. They announced their engagement by sending a series of photos of a hike they took near Google Valley in California, including the photo of the bride-elect and her new ring. We are dancing for joy, that these two dear people have found one another and are committing their futures to one another.

And – the bride-to-be has started a blog called Rules of Engagement. She is a very funny, very clever writer, and will take you step by step through the travails of an American style wedding.


June 10, 2007 Posted by | Adventure, Blogging, Communication, Community, Cross Cultural, Family Issues, Financial Issues, GoogleEarth, Living Conditions, Marriage, Mating Behavior, Relationships, Women's Issues | 9 Comments

“But We Have Final Exams!”

Kuwait Times, June 9, 2007

Three Teens Held for Rape Attempt

A source revealed that three 18 year old boys were walking on a pedestrian path in Mishref and they saw a 22 year old girl walking on the same path. The teens then tried to rape the girl, but she started crying and she tried to call police. Then the youths assaulted her. She recorded the plate number of the gang’s two cars then the teens got afraid and tried to fabricate a story and called police before her. When the police came, and saw the girl and the boys, she started crying and told police that they sexually assaulted her. First, they denied but following an intensive investigation they confessed and started BEGGING THE POLICEMEN TO RELEASE THEM BECAUSE THEY HAD EXAMS. (emphasis added by blogger) The police filed a case and referred the boys to the authorities.

My comment: You do the crime, you do the time. You have exams? What do you think you have done to this young 22 year old gal’s life??? You terrorized her!

And bravo to the judge in California who put that little ferret Paris Hilton back in jail, too.

June 10, 2007 Posted by | Bureaucracy, Communication, Community, Crime, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Health Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Mating Behavior, Relationships, Social Issues, Women's Issues | 19 Comments

Light a Candle Against Child Abuse

A good friend sent me this link: Light a Million which is against child abuse. The don’t ask your address or for any donations – just that you light a candle and support their cause.

June 10, 2007 Posted by | Communication, Crime, Cross Cultural, Family Issues, Health Issues, Social Issues, Spiritual | Leave a comment