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Monday, January 16, 2006


There were a lot of outraged reactions, including the understandably angry comments I received from the mother of a major stationed in Iraq, over Farris Hassan's trip to the war zone. He definitely endangered the lives of others, as the mother told me the soldiers sent to escort him to safety and out of the country were pulled from the ranks of soldiers that could have been her son's bodyguards, but all the same, my first reaction was, "Dude, you are my hero."

That kid set his mind to do something so out of the ordinary, so gutsy, and actually pulled it off. Kudos to him for his follow through. So he got himself into a bit of a bind and had to be extricated from the situation, it's the nerve I admire. Reminded me of one of our blog buddies, the one who, if I recall correctly, enrolled herself in a foreign boarding school unbeknownst to her mother, and then when she arrived without the tuition, wangled a scholarship. She's the one I want to take with me when I make my pilgrimage to Mecca. I have a dream to one day go on the Hajj, circle the Ka'ba, and touch the Black Stone, along the lines of Wilma and Betty sneaking into the Water Buffalo Lodge.

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