WAIT! Wait, wait, wait! Don't move on yet. I just got EATCMIE (ha! funny acronym) from the library yesterday and I'm still trying to read it. So hold your horses! Actually it's fine if you all move on. But I still plan on posting about Eve, once I finish reading it, which also requires that I start reading it, which I'll work on when I get a free second, which hopefully will not be too long from now.
And Kami, good name choice, and do you call him Sebby? I have grown to love the nickname Sebby for a tiny guy. :)
Re:veils and the middle eastern culture, that's one of the things that was interesting about this presentation---that it really ISN'T a modesty thing for us. At least the way I understood it. Paul was explaining how the veil for women was departing from that Jewish/Middle Eastern tradition. How it did NOT mean modesty/social status/etc. in this context, but AUTHORITY. Which it certainly didn't convey, in those other traditions. I thought that was a cool thought. (I mean, not that we aren't modest or that modesty would be a bad reason or anything. But it's just more limiting in what it implies, I guess.)