How I did on last year’s resolutions and my new year’s resolutions for 2019

I made some New Year’s Resolutions last year (2018) that were important to me. Here’s how I did on them.   Read more poetry – WORKING ON IT. Recently I’ve been enjoying the excellent collection called Typists Play Monopoly by my writing teacher from San Francisco, Kathleen McClung. I’ve read poetry by Rainer Maria Rilke,…

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Strange times…

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Self Doubt Hard Candies

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What I Consider My Home Town

I live in one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world, San Francisco, yet many of my most meaningful life experiences still happen in Phoenix, Arizona where much of my family resides. I visited my mother in Phoenix a few weeks ago to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, as I have done for many years,…

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The immigrant experience – from scarcity to having choices

You know that feeling of terror when you first land in America as an immigrant? The feeling of “how am I going to feed my family when I don’t know the language or the culture or the ways things work here?” The feeling of “I don’t know how much things cost or how to buy…

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