the Bible is real, an old student of mine told me yesterday. People regard Genesis as actual history. She had just come back from a semester there, living with a family, feasting on Ramadan, and traveling to Petra. She taught me how to say how are you in Arabic and told me that she goes to the mosque in Cambridge to remind her of her time in the Middle East. By the way, she said, Muslim women are in charge of everything. They boss the men around. After spending five years with Hagar and Sarah I was not surprised to hear this.