January 8, 2012- I am having serious techinical poblems with this blogspot. We are working on repairing it and getting back to you. Please accept my apologies. I anticipate a new post tomorrow which will include my talk with a friend in the Baramki quarter of Damascus. He may have lost his friend in the suicide bombing of Midan. See you shortly.
About The Author
Attorney for 35 years and Supreme Court Certified Interpreter for Arabic/English Diploma with Honors from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in 1968; B.A. University of Michigan in Ann Arbor 1968-1972; M.A. University of Michigan Dept. of Near Eastern Studies 1972-1974; Ph.D. Cand. Univ. of Michigan 1972-1977; Then went to law school. Credits: Harvard University for classes in Islamic Philosophy; Fellowships from University of Pennsylvania 1976; 2 from Univ. of Michigan. Read English, Arabic, German, French, Farsi, some Hebrew. Studied Ancient Greek and Latin before grad school. Michigan Supreme Court Certified Interpreter/Translator for Arabic and English