Ruth Newell June 5, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m.

Good response! Bravo, you Iraqi storyteller, you. Not that this is necessarily the best forum for private blogging, but if storytelling IS your thing, as I suspected it might be, then do continue posting. And as someone here very wisely recently suggested to me in a very polite/subtle way, maybe sit on your stories a day or two, rereading, editing, trimming, tightening prior to posting. May make all the difference in the world. :)

OH--and thanks for enduring our discussion. Must have been quite a shock to you.