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The view from inside the observation deck of the Coit Tower, in downtown San Francisco. I am struck by how similar the tower’s design is to the minaret of a mosque.

View of San Francisco from the south, during takeoff from SFO airport.

Sea lions lounging at Pier 39 in San Francisco.

I confess that I was defeated by this monstrosity, encountered at the Santa Cruz boardwalk in San Francisco.

Andin their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Lawthat had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidanceand light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: aguidance and an admonition […]

I’ve written a statement about my support for free speech, for reference. I will update it over time but I welcome feedback.

I must hasten to point out that not everyone is celebrating Eid today – many muslims are abiding by the sightings which indicate Eid is tomorrow. One of my favorite bloggers, Mr. Moo, offers his take on the opacity of […]

I received these astonishing photos as an email forward, so I am unaware of their origin, but they certainly look legitimate. These are allegedly a glimpse of the heavy security around the Kaaba when the doors are opened by the […]

There are sometimes treasures to be found at Flickr. Look at this set of vintage photos from Ceylon from before the turn of the (previous) century. Modern Sri Lankans are casual, friendly, outgoing, and quick to smile, but these photos […]