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San Diego is large city in Southern California positioned right on the border with Mexico next to Tijuana. San Diego is one of the largest cities in the United States, and if you include the population of Tijuana as well then it is part of an urban sprawl of about five million people spread around the meeting point of California and Baja California. But good luck getting over what is the busiest land border crossing in the world: the Mexicans will wave you through but the U.S. leave you queuing for up to five hours at times.

Although it was the first point on the West Coast settled by Europeans, San Diego has long since been overshadowed by its better-known neighbours in the Californian north, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Locals will tell you that the city is more laid back and less pretentious than either of the other two, even if an only slightly-masked inferiority complex lurks just below the surface. San Francisco, of course, is well known for its accessible…

Time has eclipsed me again, it seems. I'm not sure what that means, but it sounded cool so there it is.

This year it is the big Three-Oh. I'm not sure how I feel about having my twenties behind me. No different really. I still feel as healthy as I always have and I still tend to think back on years past based on what writing projects I had at the time. There was The Song of Ceber a few years ago and that one was tough, last year and this year there was something I'm calling "Flea" that I…

(sufi, Nasrudin stories)


A pot that gave birth 


Nasrudin had borrowed a pot from his neighbour and then put a smaller pot inside when giving it back. His neighbour asked:

- What's this?

- Your pot gave birth, - replied Nasrudin, making his neighbour extremely happy.

A few days pass by and Nasrudin asks his neighbour to lend him the same pot for another few days.