Wednesday, December 27, 2006


This winter has been relatively dry until now. It rained heavily in September, but October and November and most of December have been bone dry. Naturally, people worry about rain in Jordan, as we are quite drought sensitive.

Things took a turn for the better yesterday, and it has been raining the last couple of days. Now it is starting to snow, so it looks like there will be no school or work tomorrow. Who could have predicted?

Well, the Jordan Meteorological Department and Yahoo weather seem to have similar forecasts. They predicted it about a week ago. The Islamists organized a rain prayer yesterday, in what appears to be a cheesy attempt to prove that God would only bring the rain after THEY appeal for it.

Of course, snow is not all good news. Many people are having trouble staying warm this winter, as fuel costs have skyrocketed. People are burning olive press residue, wood or doing without. The meager amounts given to poor people by the government are doing little to offset the rise in costs. This comes at a time when the prices of meat and vegetables have also risen to levels unbearable to a large segment of people. So, people are cold and hungry.

May God help them through this difficult time.


At 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, or was it all those Christians praying over Christmas?

Only God knows.

My point is the same: it's pretty cheesy to publish something like this.

At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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