August 2010

Definitely NOT Another Quiet Day at Work

August 21, 2010

[NOTE: Since I don’t usually blog about work, coworkers’ first initials are only used] Thursday started off quietly enough. It was past 12 and I was sitting at my desk, staring at the computer and trying to think about the fastest way to go about the task at hand when T showed up at my […]

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On Pakistan

August 18, 2010

Three weeks ago, flooding started in Pakistan, killing over 1,500 people and affecting millions of people so far. Articles say that about 1/5 of Pakistan is under water. And yet, despite the dire need of funds, there has been a slow response to this disaster. There has been a lot of discussion about this so […]

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Thoughts on the “Ground Zero Mosque”

August 13, 2010

I’m going to be honest with you all – I thought the controversy for the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” would have died down by now. So I can’t help but be surprised that the backlash against this proposed facility is still persisting, despite the fact that the project has some very important allies, including Mayor […]

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Ramadan Resolutions – 2010 Edition!

August 10, 2010

For Muslims, the month of Ramadan starts tomorrow or Thursday, depending on whether one follows the moon sighting*, so I thought I’d share my resolutions for Ramadan this year. Every year, I try to work on one thing in particular that will help me focus during Ramadan and on all the extra spiritual activity I […]

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My Top 3 Books. I *Think*. Don’t Quote Me

August 2, 2010

I just finished reading High Fidelity this past weekend (and couldn’t help but picture John Cusack as the main character, Rob, for obvious reasons) and in it, Rob always comes up with Top 5 lists. For instance, his top 5 albums, songs for funerals, episodes of Cheers, etc. I guess it was only appropriate then […]

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