I was involved with a Palestinian-Lebanese woman once. A dull Maronite Catholic when I met her, she transitioned into a dull Muslim and ended a dull Eastern Orthodox, and only in a matter of a few months. I never learned what caused her erratic behavior more, her search for identity or her involvement with an atheist. I learned, however, there live among us possibly unhinged minds.

“How many Gondares live in Gondar?” was a question that gnawed at an inquisitive gubernator in 1930. He could not attend to official business until he had tasked someone with a comprehensive census for Gondar city and its environs.

The Federal High Court acquitted the “Zone 9” bloggers this week. These were five individuals who were in federal detention for eighteen months on charges of terrorism.

Last week, Addis Ababa celebrated the finding of the true cross (Meskal). The annual event is now registered by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage event. As an unbeliever and a man of least culture, I had no business being there.

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