The Rhythms and Rituals of Cairo During Ramadan

Catherine Ann Lombard

is a psychosynthesis counselor, writer, and teacher. Her books include God is in Rosaleen’s Restaurant and From Culture Shock to Personal Transformation: Studying Abroad and the Search for Meaning. You can read more of her writing on her blog LoveAndWill.com.

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July 14th, 2015

An American writer living in Egypt during the months after 9/11 experiences the beauty of Ramadan in Cairo. She finds unexpected kinship in the rhythms of the culture and its people, reflecting all that is human: piety and gaiety, charity and ostentation, sacrifice and indulgence.

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June 16th, 2015

Gandhi once said, “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” And, gardening, our author says, can be a precise mirror for the soul. A story of friendship, vigil, and tending and depending upon the Earth from the bucolic fields of the Italian countryside.