Site update: A new layout for the new year!

Well, maybe. Mr. Rafia has been on my case to change my previous layout, because as he said: it was ugly and boring. See for yourself: I personally found it to be minimalist and somewhat tongue-in-cheek. But really, it was a last minute attempt to put something new up because I was getting sick of… Continue reading Site update: A new layout for the new year!

So this ended up being another “Year in Review” post. Probably won’t be the last.

i love cake because every new beginning comes from why do love cake? i love cake so much is angie’s list really free? why do you like cake i like cake because why i love cake re4nik harveigh the cow died give the reason why you like cake meaning of sacrifice in the 21st century… Continue reading So this ended up being another “Year in Review” post. Probably won’t be the last.

What is this? Has Rafia finally conquered her fears of public speaking? Maybe.

Yesterday, I had the pretty unique opportunity to teach approximately 500 7th/8th graders about Islam. Since participating in AMCLI in October 2017, my personal/professional goal has been to not say No to any invitation for a speaking engagement, unless it conflicted with my schedule or was on a topic completely outside my knowledge base. For as… Continue reading What is this? Has Rafia finally conquered her fears of public speaking? Maybe.

Yay! December is here!

Why am I so happy about the start of December? I have nothing against November in theory. But I was so ready to be done with the month. I even changed my calendar to December a day early. I really did not need that extra day. November was a busy month of events, including a… Continue reading Yay! December is here!

“Can we say that shoes from Texas are dumb?” My trip to Austin in bullet points.

I just* got home from a 3-day trip to Austin, Texas to attend and present at an academic conference. This was my first time in Texas. This was my first time attending and presenting at an academic conference. This was also my first real solo trip, i.e. not visiting family or a friend. I had… Continue reading “Can we say that shoes from Texas are dumb?” My trip to Austin in bullet points.