It’s been a long week so far. I’m here in London to attend two different conferences and it’s been an interesting ride. I apologize for the lack of posting but, on the other hand, I’ve also been getting a lot of fascinating feedback on some of the posts published here lately. The general tone of most of this feedback is the fear that I will end up in a jail cell soon. Suffice to say, my absence this week is not a result of that but I thank those who contacted me in various ways for their feedback and their worry. I still don’t feel that anything written here is not out of the realm of possibly when it comes to what can be written and what should be written in Jordan, especially in English. And having just met Wael Abbas at one of these conferences, I don’t anything I’ve ever said even measures up or can be defined as really “pushing the envelope” or “jail-worthy”, even though that remains my goal here.
That being said, there’s little point in writing some times if no one out there is reading, so the feedback is comforting.
In the meantime, there’s a lot happening in Jordan this week and there’s a lot that I want to write about and hopefully I’ll get to it in the coming days. But I have to admit, any break away from the Jordanian street, even for a little bit, is a refreshing and welcome change of pace. It’s like being disconnected from the Internet for a few days – at first you’re restless, but after a while, you see the upside of the mental vacation.
So I’ll see you all soon.