Better Teachers new!
and while there are some that criticize my parents allowing me to
run wild as they expressed it amongst the Bedu and sands of Arabia,
I learned at an early age to have a work ethic and it has enriched
my life ... they were far better teachers than some who could read
of the Arabian desert are usually thought of as a neverending line
of dunes that hold a certain sense of mystery of the people and animals
that dwell there."
Lasting Native Culture new!
"Even the West, has lost most of its native culture ... not so
in Saudi Arabia."
Man Named Mubarak
"This man, I learned, was the eldest
male of this particular tribe of Beduin. He was shown the upmost respect
and honor. He was believed to be about 80 but no one knew for sure.
He had navigated by eye and memory longer than anyone could recall."
Father is No Longer a Beduin
"I considered him a
great success and in Western terms he would have been, but as he explained
he was a symbol of all the potential young men: backward Beduins going
to the West to find fortunes and Ph.Ds. 'How wrong we all were,' he
added. That most of the young men feel like failures."
He Who Will Not Listen
"This is one Westerner who
knows the desert people and yet when I try to explain the roles of
men and women and the five pillars, a deaf ear is turned to me. It
is true: None so blind as he who shall not see. None so deaf as he
who will not listen."
Our friend tells us of another Hajj experience.
Long Journey Home
It's time to return home back to the United States of America.
is in the Perspective
One of the greatest tragedies of modern day America and the West is
that they know almost nothing about the people of the land that affects
their lives and the lives of pratically everyone else on Earth: the
Else on Earth
No where on earth does the sun rise with such beauty and grandeur
as a sunrise in Saudi Arabia.
is Lost, What is Gained?
Westernization versus the tribal honor ideal. To give into modernization
or stand true to one's ideals?
So You Will Return
Since before recorded history man has been attracted to the smell
of the Bedu
Hospitality is an inward feature and tradition in every sense of the
word. It is also a refined art.
Our friend returns to tell us if the myths of the 10,001 Arabian Nights
are true or false. Want to find out?
Listen to the meaning and significance of Hajj in the Bedu culture
through the author's words.
Changing Home of the Bedu
In Bedu culture, hospitality is not only a part of their tradition
but also a way of life.
Now having lived in America for many years, the authors shares her
experience returning home to the Bedu.
of the Deal
In Bedu culture when it comes to bargaining and dealing goods and
other intangible items the actions involved are truly an art form.
Pure Human Nature of Kids
Now living on her own in America, the author shares with us an enlightening
experience when members of her Bedu family visited her.
To a little girl growing up in the Desert of Arabia, racism is unheard
of; but when her American friends join her in the Aramco compound,
she feels confused about their arrogance and prejudice toward the
House of Hair
Joining her adopted Bedouin family, this piece is about the writer's
excursions through the desert and her experience enjoyed by the natives.
This is a descriptive talk on the the lifestyles and habits of the
Struggle Between East and West
Now an adult, the author shares her reflections on her own struggle
in adjusting between Eastern and Western norms as well as how the
country itself had Americanized.