Saudi Arabia

September 19th, 2008 by alephnaught

Saudi Women Find an Unlikely Role Model: Oprah

Found this article today in the New York Times.  Its very interesting – young Saudi women are watching Oprah Winfrey’s show in droves because she addresses subjects Saudi women rarely get to discuss, for example racism. When I was in Jubail, I noticed (through side-ways glances – you never “eyeball” a woman in Saudi Arabia, […]

June 12th, 2005 by alephnaught

Inside the Kingdom

Title: Inside the Kingdom Author: Carmen bin Ladin Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Warner Books (June 13, 2005) ISBN: 0446694886 This is finally out in paperback, so I brought it along for my latest flight to Amsterdam. The book is pretty good and a fast read. She’s obviously lived inside Saudi Arabia as a wife of […]

May 13th, 1984 by alephnaught

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

I worked for three months in Saudi Arabia at the naval base in Jubail on the Arabian Gulf managing the software for a C3I system (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence). This was my first job out of school. Here is the only picture I kept from my stay – its the remains of a fort […]

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