In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Damn You, John Updike
When you live isolated in the Saudi desert, moments of levity are rare. But then again, when you're teaching with a bunch of social misfits and hilarious oddballs... there's never a dull moment. This is a picture of a John Updike novel that was mailed to a co-worker and the good folks at Saudi immigration had the intrepid sense to block and censor the cover less any innocent minds be corrupted.
In the land of no art, no music, no film, no literature, and certainly no 17th century portraits of naked female bodies... how do these Saudi boys have any fun?