Archive for November, 2005

gallery update

Posted by clare on November 16th, 2005

Today I uploaded photos of Molly’s village, Cory and Josh’s village, random stuff around my hut, and the Tamba women’s retreat. Plus, I offer you your first hints of the glory of donkeys (hint 1, hint 2). Go. Listen. Believe.

ramadan fizzles out

Posted by clare on November 11th, 2005

Since the timing of Ramadan goes by the lunar calendar, the dates change, moving something like ten or eleven days ahead every year. The imams watch for the moon, and then announce holidays based on when it shows up or disappears. Yet here at least there always seems to be some debate over when exactly […]

index, month 11

Posted by clare on November 1st, 2005

Times the village TV has been turned on since Alahji returned to Spain: 1 Minimum number of clandestine card playing sessions held while the heads of household were out of the village: 4 Motorcycles (not mopeds… motorcycles) bought by my village father: 1 Lowest temperature observed in my hut, in degrees Fahrenheit: 74 Approximate hours […]