For her thirteenth-birthday gift, Mahmood snuck his daughter Hanan into the track of the Bahrain International Formula One circuit before opening day tomorrow, April 4
"I hope that I will be judged that I made a small difference," writes Mahmood Al-Yousif on his "about me" page at Mahmood's Den:
I try to dispel the image that Muslims and Arabs suffer from -- mostly by our own doing I have to say -- in the rest of the world. I am no missionary and don't want to be. I run several internet websites that are geared to do just that, create a better understanding that we're not all nuts hell-bent on world destruction. I hope that I will be judged that I made a small difference.
We don't know Mahmood's "numbers," but count us among them. His blog -- warm and friendly and fascinatingly informative of another world "out there" -- is akin to those cultural homestays programs designed to promote international understanding. We've been a fan from the very first time we stumbled into the Den (don't remember how we got there) and read these immortal words:
I really think that all of the Miss whatever contestants are freaks of nature.
He's also kept us up to date on Formula One Grand Prix doings in Bahrain. There's blog gold in that there den: