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Your Monologues

You scratch your ribs until everyone can see the cage that holds your lungs. The cage that holds your lungs and doesn’t allow you to breathe. 753 more words

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Book Review: Little Muslimah

Title: Little Muslimah
Author: Umm Sumayyah 
Illustrator: Hillary Scott
Publisher: Minaret Press
Level: Picture Book
Pages: 32

Little Muslimah is an endearing story by first time author, Umm Sumayyah, as she documents the special relationship between a young girl and her mother. 412 more words

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Saying Goodbye To One Of My Favorite Jets #RIPJoeMcKnight

As many of you may have heard, yesterday afternoon, former New York Jet Joe McKnight was murdered in broad daylight over a road-rage dispute by 54-year-old Ronald Gasser in his home-state of Louisiana. 805 more words

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Istanbul will be most fondly remembered for the morning Beverley and I spent at the Ayasophia Hammam. OMG! First the building itself has been stunningly restored; all warm woods and elegant marbles, then there is the program we chose and then there are the attendants. 604 more words

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Hamburg and Oxford - two very civilized cities!

Musings from the Road
It’s October 19th and I’ve been incommunicado for almost three weeks – probably the longest pause from my BLOG when I’m travelling. 843 more words

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Habit, Rituals, Patterns, and so on

Habits, rituals, patterns… similar, but different. All are easy to get stuck in and often can be bitter+/sweet. Like espresso with a cornetto for breakfast in italy; strong and softly sweet. 508 more words