Day 45… gone walkabout

Day 44… a purpose greater than…


I believe in a purpose greater than

my little plans and designs…

for why else would I be here?

Thus shall I sit with it…

blog about it…

attempt to make peace with it.

For wherever I be…

there I am…

the rest is a matter of perception.

Thou I may weep

for what I know not…

I pray my soul to speak.


a vision for you

Day 43… morning reflections


Morning Reflections...


12 years on…

on a 2 year contract

more common that not

for those of us

who bit the bait

There are those of us

who await release

and those of us

who have accepted

their fate

I… for one…

of the former us

pray for the courage

to wait my turn

of date


Day 42… dawn’s prayer

seaside mosque

seaside mosque on Al-Khobar’s Corniche


The Fajr prayer (Arabic: صلاة الفجرṣalāt al-faǧr,  “dawn prayer”)

is the first of the five daily prayers offered by practising Muslims.

(Fajr means dawn in the Arabic language.)

The five daily prayers collectively form one pillar

of the Five Pillars of Islam, in Sunni Islam,

and one of the ten Practices of the Religion (Furū al-Dīn) according to Shia Islam.


Day 41… a sunrise as it happens

Sunrise in Saudi Arabia_Part 2 027





Day 40… Day 39 Redux… sights & sounds of Saudi Arabia


My first sunrise in Al-Khobar…

in keeping with the one featured in the opening scene…

 of the video posted on Day 39.


The delegation will have traveled

from the east coast of The Kingdom at Al-Khobar…

to Riyadh in the center of The Arabian Desert

& onto the west coast at Jeddah

or vice versa… :)


Link to Google Map of Saudi Arabia


The featured ship in the video… is known as a Dhow…

88977735.BBT5oadV   Dhow in the Persian Gulf 2012-03-23 U S Navy Photo by Thomas L. Epps

Google Images

Typically sporting long thin hulls, dhows are trading vessels primarily used to carry heavy items, like fruit, fresh water or merchandise, along the coasts of Eastern Arabia (Arab states of the Persian Gulf),[3] East AfricaYemen and some parts of South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh).


Day 39… the sights and sounds of Saudi Arabia


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