My thoughts on Race in America

While the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend were - and still are - disheartening to many in this country including myself, I can't say I am all that surprised. As someone who was not born in this country, I never believed the lies that racism is a thing of the past.… Continue reading My thoughts on Race in America

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!

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!

My ‘Duh’ Epiphany of the Day: Making Decisions is Hard for An Indecisive Planner

You know, when you start a project, you want it to go well. (Um, why would you start one hoping to fail, Rafia?) I know failure's a fact of life, but no one ever starts a project with the intention of failing. When things, however, don't go according to plan - and you're answerable to… Continue reading My ‘Duh’ Epiphany of the Day: Making Decisions is Hard for An Indecisive Planner

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.