That Post-Hajj High

I realize the word "high" and pairing it with anything Islamic is kind of contradictory. Getting high is kind of completely antithetical to Islam. Ecstasy is no better. Maybe spiritual elevation? I don't know. It's not succinct though. And as a writer, I like my titles to be as succinct as possible. Although most of… Continue reading That Post-Hajj High

It’s all about acceptance: Reflections on life and writing

In one week, Cake & Cows will be two years old. I'm not going to make any baby analogies, don't worry. A lot has happened in these two years. I was published for the first time by a site that was not controlled by me... and then again and again... and then stopped writing for… Continue reading It’s all about acceptance: Reflections on life and writing

On Writability: Why I write

You know that guest post I mentioned a couple of weeks ago? Well, it's finally up! Check it out here. If you're a writer, I'd love to know the reasons why YOU write, so please do leave a comment. Also, the header image my sister drew for Cake & Cows's first birthday is back -… Continue reading On Writability: Why I write

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

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