1. Car fixed! And it was not expensive! Darrell at Reco's figured out the electrical problem that needed repair and Robin made a trip from his shop down to Reco's Auto Repair to replace the mirror. Then Robin didn't want to take a credit card and told me just to send him a check when I got to Eugene. Great service all the way around in Kellogg for getting my car back on the road.
2. Of all the Middle East movies I've watched this summer, I watched the most compelling one today: "The Syrian Bride". Hiam Abbass was superb again and this movie intersected a variety of plot lines, each exploring a different dimension of the complex situation in the Golan Heights.
3. Watching "The Syrian Bride" inspired the idea in me that I might focus on wedding movies as a part of my World Lit. syllabus next spring. Weddings, in movies, are always a vehicle for exploring all kinds of things because so many different kinds of people with so many different points of view converge when a couple gets married and this happens in a variety of international movies appropriate to the World Lit course.