I'm leaving for a trip to fabulous Italy, Greece, and Croatia today, so my posts won't be the freshest things around, but I do have several scheduled over the next few days to publish so that I won't be looking for a Wi-Fi hot spot. First on the list is Venice, which I found out when I went there in 2004, is certainly not for not lovers. With my wife coming this time, perhaps it will be more movieesque and less...muggy.
To kick things off, a great article in the NY Times about a debate within Islam, especially in Europe about virginity. Women are having their hymen surgically repaired in order to be a "virgin" on their wedding night. If that's what you want to do, that's fine. Whether you do this or not though, you certainly are not a virgin. Virginity is more than just having a membrane to punch through - it's a certain state of existence. You haven't had sex. That's what qualifies you as a virgin. Anything else you tell yourself to make you feel better is just empty words.