Not exactly rested and ready, but at least the big issue is wrapped, in time for my family’s visit for the next 7-10 days!
To get re-started, here’s a post by The Brooding Persian, about the 4th of July in Iran.
In the Persian calendar, today is 18 Tir, which has become a day of protest for Iranians. It marks the anniversary of the 1999 Iranian students national uprising, which was flat-out massacred by the troops of the theocracy. There are protests and demonstrations going on worldwide, a guide for which can be found here. If there was one in NYC tonight/this afternoon, I’d head out for it.
Update: Here’s a little more background on the events of 18 Tir back in 1999.