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Off the Grid Again. Partially.

I have officially been off Facebook for a month. It happened in stages, of course, this social media "detox." I've never been a consistent social media consumer/user. I resisted joining for many years, and then was off for a number of years after I eventually gave in (again). But when, beginning in 2015, I had… Continue reading Off the Grid Again. Partially.

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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?

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This is the blog that never ends.

I haven't written in over two weeks and it's really bothering me. It's not that I have been exceptionally busy and therefore have had no time to write. For the past two weekends, I've sat at my laptop, written multiple posts, and then ultimately decided: nah. I really admire the bloggers who can churn out… Continue reading This is the blog that never ends.

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The convergence of writing and reflection

After weeks of inactivity, I have this sudden urge to just start blogging again. Maybe it's because work is slow this week and I have zero motivation to work on re-writing my paper (I started though! That counts, right?). Also, in a world where living on the internet has become the norm, I feel that… Continue reading The convergence of writing and reflection