Tag Archives: Religious Conservatism

Confessions of a Reluctant Flasher

Today, we inadvertently flashed the pool man at our villa. I swear it was completely accidental!  I had hopped into the rain shower after a most satisfying workout at the gym. I had hiked up instead of taking a shuttle … Continue reading

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I caught up with some friends this past weekend, who had recently visited Istanbul with their daughter in late May.  We had recommended the wonderful guide we had when we visited various parts of Turkey in 2009. All in all, … Continue reading

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Farewells At The Vatican

I’ve been hearing that the incumbent pope, Pope Benedict XVI, had announced his decision to step down by the end of February.  True enough, early this morning, the news was already filled with accounts of his final public speech.  I … Continue reading

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