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Bedouin of the Naqab

For the hyper-intelligent and hyper-sensitive, the situational framework of Erwin Schrodinger’s famous 1935 ‘thought experiment’ applied to the current Israeli and Arab relationship may prompt one to ask the question, “Who are the Bedouin of the Sinai and of the Naqab, and are they terrorists – or are they humanist?” I invite you to check in with me occasionally over the next 30 days as I spend time with the Bedouin here in the Negev Desert looking at the impact of modernity on this wind blown bastion of once nomadic tribes, a people that the enigmatic British officer Thomas Edward Lawrence characterized as having a “single noble intense unconsciousness.” But that was 100 years ago…

Welcome to the Negev

….this is now.

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  • In Aqaba – Incommunicado

    October 24, 2019 by

    Being incommunicado can elicit a plethora of emotions. As Carl Jung said speaking of affect, “Affect is defined by emotional reactions marked by physical symptoms and disturbances in thinking that are invariably a sign that a complex has been activated.” That is, for every man and woman, a complex cannot be controlled but lies laden… Read more

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