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Jun.10.2008
I am a shutterbug.  Not a good one, but I like having photographic evidence of my daily life.  When I am in my dotage and losing some of my marbles, my pictures will help me while away the time and jog my memory about my adventurous youth. When I was living and working in Jordan, I snapped...
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Jun.08.2008
(This is a record for me!  I never blog two days in a row, but lately I've had some wonderments.) More drama in dishonor killings land.  As if the crimes themselves weren't enough. There is an activist/journalist who has been talking for years about an upcoming nonfiction book she is writing about...
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Jun.07.2008
I am a marketer by training and profession (there, I admitted it!  and, yes, I've read most of your blogs about book marketing, but haven't contributed because I usually market bank products or technology and, thus, know too little about book marketing to be useful).  There are some writing genes...
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Jun.01.2008
My dear friend, Pamela Bone of Melbourne, Australia, lost her battle with multiple myeloma--ironically, given her name, a bone cancer--about five weeks ago.  We met online, during her remission, through our mutual work and writings about dishonor killings and human rights.  Pammy was an extremely...
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May.07.2008
I was thinking. . .if it's the case that everybody has a story that would break your heart, does it follow that behind every book is a good and thus-far untold story?  Perhaps it's in the inspiration for it. Perhaps in the gestation of it.  Perhaps in the research for it.  Perhaps in the writing of...
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Apr.30.2008
By the standards of this case, most American girls would be murdered in their mid teens. And protecting the privacy of the perpetrator, sentencing him to a measly six months (which is the average sentence in Jordan for these crimes). . .well, just for reference, consider me in my teens.  I wasn't...
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Apr.27.2008
I was doing my usual daily Googling of dishonor killings and came upon this disturbing news: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=562358&in_page_id=1770 Please do click on the above link for full details and images, even though I'll recap the tragic tale...
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Apr.19.2008
I came upon the below (look wa-a-a-a-ay below, 'til you get to Right to Life Is Sacrosanct) opinion piece today and think it represents a good starting place for blogging about why the Jordanian penal code is in dire need of reform, particularly where dishonor killings are concerned, and why the...
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Apr.07.2008
Nothing But Red, edited by Skyla Dawn Cameron, is the anthology of literary and visual arts inspired by the impassioned plea of Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon in response to the “honor killing” of 17-year-old Du’a Khalil Aswad.  Sales of the anthology, which is currently available at...
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Apr.04.2008
On April 7, 2007, a 17-year-old Iraqi girl named Du'a Khalil Aswad was stoned to death by a mob for falling in love with a boy outside her community and running away.  Du'a was a Kurdish Yezidi, while the boy she'd fallen in love with was an Arab Muslim. Shockingly, her dishonor killing was...