As you’ll have noticed, Crossroads Arabia has been dark for the last month and a half. I became seriously ill, was hospitalized, and though recovering to some extent, simply haven’t been able to post. This is likely to continue to be the case, at least for the foreseeable future.
I will try, when able, to write on things that catch my attention. The frequency of posting, however, is going to be low. I appreciate those who stop by and hope to provide at least some information/observations.
I’m going to be doing a bit of traveling to get together with a group of old friends. I won’t be posting anything new until the weekend. See you then!
I’ll be taking my annual holiday break, starting today. I expect to be back in harness the first week of January.
I wish you all the best of the season!
I’m off for a few days fishing, out of the reach of cell phones, the Internet, and this blog.
I should be back by Monday.
I note that I’ve been writing Crossroads Arabia for ten years now. I actually started in May, 2004, but by July had settled into this format and platform.
A lot has gone on over these ten years. A new King in Saudi Arabia, increased attacks on Saudi Arabia by Al-Qaeda and Al-Qaeda related groups as well as the effective Saudi counter-offensive. Reforms in social policies, in the legal system, and in lightening the hand that seeks to control women have all taken place. Saudi women have taken part in the international Olympics. New laws and regulations have been adopted that have bettered the working conditions of foreign workers while others have served to chase many of those workers out of the Kingdom to be replaced by Saudi workers.
Saudi Arabia remains a work in progress and I look forward to recording that progress over the coming years.
I’ll be traveling for the next week or so and will not be posting regularly. See you in May!
This time, it’s for the Christmas/New Years holidays. I’ll be back in early January, though if something major arises, I’ll find a way to post.
I hope you all the best for the holidays and a prosperous, healthy New Year!
I’ll be traveling this week for the American Thanksgiving holiday. Blogging will be light to non-existent.
See you all on my return!