An Oasis of Words is meant to be just that: an oasis, somewhere to water your mental camels after a long trek through the desiccation of a thankless culture that wants you to mine every resource it can get you to mine before hurling political stones at you and then waylaying your sense of inner peace with the spears of shame and anxiety. May this oasis provide you the verbal water you need to restore your inner peace. Salaam and shalom.