It's a month full of anniversaries! As of August 28th, I've been living in America for two-thirds of my life. As each day goes by, I am reminded that I am less and less of a Canadian and more and more of an... American? Ay! My 22nd birthday was a sad one because it marked … Continue reading Wherefore art thou America?
In exactly one month, it will be my three-year wedding anniversary. But it's been only three years? Really? Why does it feel like Mr. Rafia and I have been married for longer? Is it because when I reflect on where I was before getting married, I cannot recognize who I was and who I have … Continue reading Trips back home, “holiday” eating, and back to life, back to lality.
Last night, I spoke to an adorable elderly white Methodist woman who had not only heard of Hyderabad, but had actually visited the city! Hyderabad has been on my mind quite a bit lately. First, it was the article we published in our journal examining theodicy and the Hyderabad Zakat & Charitable Trust - and … Continue reading Hyderabad on my mind
What is going on in this country? My U.S. citizenship could very well mean nothing soon enough. Perhaps I'm being overly pessimistic. I read an article today on how fascism develops and it always begins with denial. I don't want to be in denial. Of course, I would hope that the two other branches of … Continue reading Thoughts on the recent U.S. immigration ban by a Canadian-born American Muslim woman
I find myself in a unique position being a Canadian-born U.S. Citizen. And never more than today: the day the endless cycle that is the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election finally comes to an end - or so we hope. On Facebook, it's been a continuous feed of "I've voted" status updates and photos. I voted … Continue reading Obligatory blog post from your favoUrite Canadian-American (because I’m most likely the only one you know!)