The Jewel of Rajai- Part I

The guard’s dark brown eyes flitted between the formal invitation, its gold-trim sparkling in the mid-morning sunlight, and my cleavage, which had been powdered with flecks of gold. The dress I had picked out was long and eloquent, a mix of light pink silk and sheer lace. Pearl strands replaced fabric sleeves and matched the …

The Heat

Hot means different things to different people. If you went to Scotland, anything above 60 degrees with any amount of sunshine would feel uncomfortable, especially in the misty, lush Highlands. But in Arizona’s dry desert plains, 60 degrees feels cold and anything above 100 is stifling. Of course, any modern sailor who has spent time …