When good habits turn into obsessions

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

Hyderabad on my mind

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

Ramadan begins today! Technically, last night… or maybe this evening?

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?

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

Football and the potential unraveling of self-identity

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