In conclusion

06 Aug

So concludes my Spanish adventure.  There will be no further posts on this blog, however, I will check it from time to time-  this was cathartic for me to write and will help remind me of many of the profound experiences and deeply significant places I visited.  I would like to thank Moravian College and University of Jaen for giving me this excellent opportunity to study Arabic History and Philosophy, which will no doubt help me down the line in both my continued studies and eventual career (hopefully, as a Religion professor)

I would also like to thank my host family, Isa and Danny, for allowing me the hospitality of their home for that month…and Aziz St. Laurent for his hospitality in Morocco and for his friendship.

My professors, Dr. Bernie Cantens and Dr. Manuel Jodar I thank for their excellent instruction in Jaen…and also the professors at home who offered me encouragement (and sometimes kept me from homesickness):  And thanks to Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug for her interest in linking to this journal from the Religion department website.

I would like to thank my friends both home and abroad- abroad: Travis, Tori, Aimee, Karina, and Danielle in particular for their company.  And home, I thank everyone who messaged me and reminded me that no matter how hard things were in Spain at times, that I was still loved at home.- it meant more to me than you possibly know- you know who you are.   I am just very happy I have such a great group of people that have gone out of their way to show that I am missed!

Lastly, I am grateful for all the interesting and friendly strangers I met on this trip, most of whose names I have already forgotten.  If I gave you a link to this website, please feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to keep in touch with you.

With that being said, Adios- and hopefully, should I ever get the chance to appreciate another adventure such as this I will start another blog detailing those events as well.

با احترام،

-رن ویلدر


Posted by on August 6, 2011 in Uncategorized


8 responses to “In conclusion

  1. Maliheh Fakhre Razi

    August 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    خداي من!!!!!!!!!!!!! شما مي تونيد (مي توانيد) فارسي بنويسيد؟

    My god !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can You write persian?!!!!!!!!

  2. Mary

    August 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    It’s not a long time that I got to know this wonderfull weblog and Now it’s a pitty that there is no new post anymore.
    I’m from Iran and I enjoyed your interesting discribtions.
    Hope you write more, even in another weblog or with other subjects.

  3. Raven

    August 8, 2011 at 12:16 am

    I am extremely curious how you found my blog also- why are your IP addresses from the US and UK? (I thought you said you were from Iran!) In any case, I am very happy that you enjoyed it!

    Maliheh Jaan-
    بله, من یک کمی بلد فارسی- من یک سال یاد گرفتن. من خیلی خوب نیستم من پشیمان

    I am not very good at it yet, to my regret- I have only been studying it for a little over a year with the help of several tutors once or twice a week…I know the basic alphabet and a few basic phrases but I still rely on my dictionary a great deal ( I apologize if my grammar is terrible!). I was hoping to find an intensive language program so I can learn to speak and write both Farsi and Arabic with fluency before I enter graduate school. If I can find a way to manage it, my hope was to take the course at the University of Tehran, however, it is very difficult for Americans of non-Persian decent to visit, from what I hear.

    Mary Jaan, I thank you very much for your kind words, I was not aware that anyone other than a few friends and professors even read anything I wrote here. I was thinking of writing a blog, perhaps- if I do- I will post the link here.

  4. Mary

    August 8, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Actually in Iran most of us have to use VPN to surf the Internet. Many websites are filtered and wordpress is so.
    So it’s not the real IP.
    Waiting for your new weblog.

  5. Raven

    August 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I never knew that, that makes a great deal of sense.

  6. Raven

    August 8, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I have sent you both an email with the link to a blog I wrote in earlier- I am very honored by your interest in my writing:)

    • Mary

      August 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      “LIKE” 🙂

  7. Maliheh

    August 9, 2011 at 11:16 am

    me too 🙂


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