Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ghost Poster

Hello friends,

I just wanted to write a quick note and let you know that the reason you are not receiving responses from me on blogger and facebook is that I am not able to access those websites on a regular basis. My good friend Dave Johnson has agreed to be my ghost poster this year, posting blog entries that I am sending to him through email. If you would like a response from me please send me your email address through a facebook message or on the blog and I can respond through gmail. Thanks for the encouraging wall posts, responses to my blog, and facebook messages. You guys are the best, and I miss you dearly.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Eid Celebration Pictures

My friend Amanda is a great photographer, and unlike me, she woke up early enough on Eid to get some pictures of the gathering in front of the mosque. I heard yesterday that the Eid gathering at the Dongguan Mosque in Xining is the third largest in the world after Mecca and Medina. At first this sounds outrageous, but considering the various geographical distributions and geopolitical concerns, it's plausible. At any rate, here are a few pictures from this year.