What’s in a name? I don’t know, Shakespeare, you tell me!

  Sometimes I wonder whether Cake & Cows is too limiting of a blog name for me and my writing. I've created - albeit a very minuscule one - a brand for my online "presence." Most days, I like it. I am just as crazy and whimsical as the name would suggest. That dressing up… Continue reading What’s in a name? I don’t know, Shakespeare, you tell me!

Everyday should be Cow Appreciation Day!

Today is Cow Appreciation Day, folks! I'm aware that many reading this may not be familiar with #CowAppreciationDay‬, but as I replied to my friend earlier today, I didn't make it up. It's actually a thing! Finally, a day where I can put my bovine love on full display and receive comments such as, "You… Continue reading Everyday should be Cow Appreciation Day!

My first iftar!

Okay, so obviously I did not have my first iftar last night. I've been fasting for close to two decades - and I have attended plenty of iftars in my lifetime. FYI: For my non-Muslim readers, "iftar" is the name of the meal Muslims eat after breaking their fast. But last night was the first… Continue reading My first iftar!

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.

Waiting for my muse

I’m relatively new to the world of writing. Though I’ve been blogging since 2003 and have always felt an affinity for writing over, say, public speaking, I only started feeling like a writer last year. I no longer introduce myself as an aspiring writer. But I do hesitate to tell people that I even do… Continue reading Waiting for my muse