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Nose Like Pinocchio

Today, my 5 yr old son, Sunny, seemed a little grumpy. He was probably upset with his father. After having his dinner , he advanced towards his room, quietly, heads down. 430 more words


Reflections on an American Childhood

I must preface this by stating that I recently saw the film Boyhood with a close friend. This, in turn, has led me to recollect about my own upbringing, struggles and experiences. 430 more words


Say No to Saying No

I don’t know if there’s ever been a survey about the one word that parents from around the world use the most, but I know there’s no need for any such survey. 561 more words


My First Bar Tab at 32

“Really?” My friend, A., asked. We’ve known each other 20 years, but she’d been away for the last ten.

“Really.” I assured her. “Why would I? 649 more words


Why The Face of the Other Exists

French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas said, “The commandment ‘thou shalt not kill’ is written on the face of the Other.” He proposed that love looks like Person A looking into the face of Person B (the Other), and permitting the Other to exist, regardless of differences. 199 more words


Visionaire Ramadan 2014


Alhamdulillah, a lot of positive things happened since my last post. As I explained before, I am focusing more on myself and trying to “fix” myself. 610 more words