I never thought I would be reading weather reports so intensively. Before, all I needed to know was whether it was going to rain and how cold it would be, so that I could wear the appropriate coat and shoes. But now, I'm looking for humidity, dew point, wind gusts, and I'm looking at hourly … Continue reading When good habits turn into obsessions
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
It seems even in Indy there is no consensus. But regardless, Ramadan begins either today (technically, last night) or this evening. Mr. Rafia and I both agreed last night that it does not feel like Ramadan. Honestly, you only really feel it when you feel your mouth parched and can't reach for the water bottle … Continue reading Ramadan begins today! Technically, last night… or maybe this evening?
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
Yesterday, I attended my first ever football game. It most likely won't be the last one I watch. My husband's birthday is on Tuesday. To celebrate, I thought I would surprise him with tickets to see his favourite football team, the Indianapolis Colts. This is Mr. Rafia's first birthday as a married man, so I … Continue reading Football and the potential unraveling of self-identity