The concept of success is a curious one indeed. I recently ran into someone who asked me how my book was doing. I shared stories about a nine year old girl who found solace in my book because it reflected things she and her friends were going through; about a friend of mine who, after… Read More Redefining our World, one (or two!) Word(s) at a time: Success and Winning
It’s election season in North America! Just like Thanksgiving, Canada went first, and soon the US will follow. These elections are being touted as being of particular importance; after watching the markets go up and down in the last couple of weeks, I have come to the brilliantly original conclusion that it’s because things aren’t… Read More Eeny-meeny-mino-mo, catch a leader by the toe…
This really seems to be the year of reboots. Of course the one foremost on my mind is the upcoming X-Files revival (it’s not a reboot, guys!), but honorable mentions go to Twin Peaks, Full House, and most recently, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The timing of these rumours seems strategic, to say the least,… Read More My Hopes for the Purported Reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The situations of the Baha’is in Iran is unfortunately not getting any better, however many people have been joining in to protest their plight. And so, the Baha’i International Community sent on, two days ago, a letter to the Prosecutor General of the Islamic Republic of Iran. As the Baha’i World News Service explains: “The… Read More The Baha’i International Community sends a letter to the Prosecutor General of the Islamic Republic of Iran
As you might have gleaned from some of the posts in this blog, I’m very concerned with the fate of the Baha’is in Iran, especially the youth. I have had the opportunity recently of talking to some Muslim and Christian youth who have recently left Iran, and it shocked me to learn that things were… Read More Review: Sara Bavar’s Generation Tehran
Yes, it’s true, after a week off I am back to blogging! And it feels great. I do hope you missed me as I much :). Now the fact that I took a week off from blogging doesn’t mean it wasn’t on my mind most of the time. Quite the contrary – I have taken… Read More She’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!
I’ve been reading a lot lately. Not as much as I used to, and that’s because of the economy (hey, everything else is being blamed on the economy, why not this?). In any case, I’m currently rereading Naomi Klein’s The Shock Therapy (maybe you remember me mentioning it perhaps a few times in the last… Read More My beloved little Irony, how thoroughly you keep me amused
I had an interesting conversation today about choice. Someone (that I don’t know) was talking to their friend (whom I also don’t know) and said something to the extent of people in Africa are all corrupt, and we shouldn’t help them because the corruption that permeates their government is their own fault; they made the… Read More Some attitude and brand new Supernaturally inspired insight
My recent bout of Edward-Cullen-Obsession-Obsession has got me yearning for good old school vampire-related entertainment. No, don’t worry, I’m not sleeping in a coffin, wearing a cape or using fake vampire fangs – I’m simply dusting out old books and DVDs. Makes me sound a little boring, does it not? I went through a couple… Read More Vegetarian Vampires: Supernatural in itself, or just plain Twilight?
Sometimes the questions that we ask are more important than finding answers. As the sometimes oversused saying goes (or a version of it): ‘It’s the road travelled that matters, not the destination’ (I would personally counter that the destination is also important, but that’s just me). In any case, I found a great article regarding… Read More Follow-up post: the debate about Obama’s ethnicity