Sunday, January 30, 2011

Which Way, Egypt?

Have you found yourself following Egypt this week? It reminds me so much of the week that the Berlin Wall came down, or the demonstrations in Tienanmen Square. It's fascinating to think that we may be watching a new Egypt being born, especially when you think how very, very old Egypt is. Think about that - before the New Testament, way before.

Of course, we Americans assume that when a country changes government, they will certainly want to choose our form of democracy and it ain't always that simple. We thought that the Afghans would jump delightedly into American-style democracy as soon as we got rid of Saddam for them. It hasn't worked out that way.

You can hear our political leaders walking a narrow line now. Wanting to encourage a more democratic form of government, but hoping that the majority party will not be an Islamic one. We can't really have it both ways, you know.

So, we will watch and wait. We can hope that the Egypt that emerges will be one with which we can continue to work. It will be interesting.


Down 14 pounds today. Liking the increased exercise and well aware of the relationship between more exercise and more food! Just wish I could move down to a smaller pants size. Makes me wonder how tight was I wearing them?


  1. Looks like big changes are in the works for Egypt. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

    Doing great on your weightloss! Relish living in loose pants :-). Do you get the Subway ad on TV where everyone's pants' buttons fly off when they bite into some fast food? Now that ain't you!

  2. This is amazing to watch. I am anxious to see what happens.

    And I am proud of you, girlfriend. 14 lbs is no easy feat at ALL. Keep it up!.