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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


It's got centerfolds!!

Last weekend we went to Doha, Qatar, for the first race of the 2012 MotoGP season. Since the moto action is at night, we had some day time to explore, and on Sunday we went to the Museum of Islamic Art. Despite some difficulty finding the entrance (really) it was a wonderful visit.

The building itself is gorgeous, and the exhibits are laid out with plenty of space and dramatically lit. I particularly enjoyed the calligraphy and of course the jewelry :-)

This was yet another museum that allowed photography of the works, something that is still surprising although it seems to be the rule rather than the exception outside the US. I figure I'm going to get much better pictures in a catalog book, though, so a trip to the gift shop is always in order. I picked out IZNIK Pottery for the Ottoman Empire and Mohamed Zakariya: An Eloquent Eye.

Today I'm breaking the IZNIK book (thank you, Myssie, for showing me how to properly open a sewn book) and I discovered that it has centerfolds! Hooray!!


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