Monday, December 17, 2007

I called my mother to say hi, and she was up in arms. She was furious with my last article (today) in Al-Akhbar, as are other members of the family. They were quite unhappy that I am criticizing "everybody." My sister did not like it that I criticized AlJazeera and Nasser. I had to reiterate that I can only write what I feel. My mother is also concerned that I will not be able to visit any of the Arab countries. She was quite angry but I diffused the situation by breaking into song: "And from the window, I will throw off myself to you, and from the window."