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In the sheikh's tomb on my birthday

May 16, 2017

It was my birthday this week and a I went for a late afternoon hike in the hills. I had a few minutes for contemplation, and put my thoughts into a video. Local legend says that the rounded stone mound I came across is the burial place of a long dead sheikh. His name has been forgotten... Read More

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