Today I was able to attend a lecture by Islamic Art Historian Jonathan Bloom. He was speaking on “Color in Islamic Art and Culture.” It was an interesting talk about the perception or construct of color in the Islamic world (ex: green = good, which everyone knows; red and yellow = bad, well sometimes, etc). I have read a few of Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair’s (wife, co-author, and Islamic Art historian) books over the years (I have been trying to buy a copy of ‘Minaret’ for years, but its really hard to find), so it was nice seeing them live and in person. After the talk I went up and had their book “Islam: A Thousand Years of Faith and Power” autographed. Yep, I am a total geek when it comes to getting books autographed.