Tunisians Must Speak Up


Tunisian Army protecting American Embassy In 2008, my husband and I visited my cousin and her husband, a petroleum engineer, who lived in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia.  They often ate at the American Embassy on Friday nights and asked if that sounded good.  It did, of course.  Carolyn had to get the numbers of… Read more »

Tunisia – A Country That Could Work Again


Three years ago, my husband and I visited my cousin who lives in Tunisia.  We were enchanted by this Mediterranean country with beautiful beaches and well-preserved Roman ruins.  Europeans had long discovered the country’s temperate climate and flocked there in droves.  But today as I write, Tunisia is in the midst of a revolution and… Read more »

Sounds of Tunisia


Call to prayer Dogs barking Traffic horns commanding cars at intersections Click of shoes on cobblestone streets Coffee houses, hookahs, men’s idle talk Women murmuring with arms entwined Call to prayer Policemen’s whistles Cell phones ringing Ocean and desert winds The buzz of tour buses arriving Construction machines groaning, cranes clanking Call to prayer Mediterranean… Read more »