I can’t even remember when Leila introduced herself to me through my blog, but the sense of her personality and life was such that we immediately connected. Over the years we’ve commiserated over political woes and personal setbacks, she’s introduced me to other friends who I will also likely never meet in person. But the feeling that there was someone important in the Bay area never failed. I still feel that she is here with us, just not so localised.
I will miss you greatly, Leila, and I’ll be looking for your books.
Maryanne Stroud Gabbani
Egypt Face to Face
Living In Egypt
Cairo/Giza Daily Photo
Turn Right At The Sarcophagus
Da Moose Is Loose (a blog for kids)
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