It has begun… or will begin very soon! i.e. some pre-Ramadan thoughts.

Ramadan will begin this evening and thus, tomorrow will be the first fast of this lunar year for many Muslims living in North America. I now live in the land of calculations (i.e. ISNA), so I know for a fact my first fast will be tomorrow. But whether one follows the moon- sighting or not,… Continue reading It has begun… or will begin very soon! i.e. some pre-Ramadan thoughts.

Happy Birthday to my hero, D.W.

As you may or may not be aware, it is D.W.'s birthday on Monday, May 29th! Since this blog has proven itself to be pretty much the place I write about the crazy things I love, I figured it was high-time for me to write about my love for the PBS show Arthur - specifically… Continue reading Happy Birthday to my hero, D.W.

Friday Date Night at the Dairy Farm!

Mr. Rafia and I had a little date night yesterday... at the local dairy farm! It was actually the second time we've gone to Traders Point Creamery in the past three weeks, but yesterday was so nice and sunny and I even got to see the cows right before milking time, something I had not… Continue reading Friday Date Night at the Dairy Farm!

The end of April seems to be fortuitous

It's not very often that Facebook inspires me in a positive way, but it did this morning when I decided to click on that "On This Day" link in the sidebar just 'cause. For today, I was reminded that on this day one year ago, my first ever article was published (Well, technically it was… Continue reading The end of April seems to be fortuitous

Call it a poem, call it a lazy attempt at a blog post, call it what you will.

Where does this desire - nay, compulsion - for constant renewal come from? Why do I have all this energy to start projects, but then lose interest after a few months or even days? Is this my fate, is it in my disposition to start this, start that, take on this, take on that -… Continue reading Call it a poem, call it a lazy attempt at a blog post, call it what you will.