I like celebrating milestones. Marking the passage of time is something I do even when I don't really need to. Augustine's musings on time are more eloquent than mine, so I won't indulge myself on the subject any longer. However, this week (or last week rather since today is Sunday) marks my ten-year anniversary of … Continue reading 10-Year Anniversary: Reflections on Weight and Faith
I'm on a mission right now. And part of this mission is doing something I have not let myself do for over a decade: enjoying the food I eat without any guilt afterwards. I come back to My Body & Soul once again. When I started that project, I had gained some "grad school weight" … Continue reading On weight gain.
I've long held the stance that there's a certain prototype of a Muslim you need to emulate, living in the West, if you come to prominence (whether it is actively sought or is a by-product of the work that you do). I don't want to add on to the false conceptualization of the "clash of … Continue reading Speaking truth to power never has and never will be easy
I just finished reading The Color Purple for the first time. The timing is no mere coincidence. Alice Walker is now getting some pretty bad press for her apparent endorsement of David Icke, a "professional conspiracy theorist" according to Wikipedia and whom critics call a Holocaust denier and anti-Semite, which of course he denies. But don't they … Continue reading One among many complicated figures: Alice Walker
I ran outside in December! It was, I will admit, unseasonably mild today. When I checked the forecast on Friday and saw that it was going to be in the 50s today, I thought, "I hope I feel better by Sunday. Gotta try to make a December run on the trail, if I can. How … Continue reading Running in December, with a cough, and in hijab