Bedouin Connection Chapter I – My First Days in Saudi Arabia

By Mark Lowey / 21 June 2017

In the days before desktop computers and smart phones, we used adding machines, and charts and graphs were hand-drawn, I performed entry-level project management tasks for different projects including construction schedules, manpower histograms and organization charts.

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  • The Little 'Id

    The Little 'Id

    By AramcoWorld / 21 June 2017

    Through a break in the clouds a ray of moonlight filtered through and flickered briefly in the sky. Below, one of a group of men scanning the skies over Mecca saw it and pointed excitedly. "There it is," he said. "It is at hand!"

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  • Arabian Return Chapter XVII: Teaching Arab Class in Abqaiq

    Arabian Return Chapter XVII: Teaching Arab Class in Abqaiq

    By Colleen Wilson / 20 June 2017

    The next day, Saturday, May 8th, 1976, started a new period in our life, though, that was different and stimulating for both of us. Oran didn't return to ‘Udhailiyah as usual, but started on his new job in Abqaiq teaching a class of 12 Saudi Arabs about the new Sea Water Project. He was very pleased to be "back in civilization", but a bit leery of teaching...

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