Monthly Archives: June 2008

Do You Want to Hear a Cockroach Story?

“Do you want to hear a cockroach story?” This is the way my friends and I would sometimes begin phone conversations. We were all Western women, stay-at-home moms married to Arabs. We were happy with our families and our status … Continue reading

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For Aafke, and Horse Lovers All

  For Aafke, and Horse Lovers All                                                                                       Swaying, rhythmic roll   Heaven in green, brown and blue   A toss and a snort                                                                  

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Tagged by Hning, Here are the rules: 1. Link the person(s) who tagged you. 2. Mention the rules on your blog. 3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours. 4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them. 5. Leave … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions on MotherVerse

Blogger Mamas, Many of my readers are moms who blog, and care about the quality of their writing. Some of you may be looking for a wider audience, or simply an additional venue for your work. I just discovered this publication ten … Continue reading

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Learning Tajweed, Part Five

 Learning Tajweed, Part Five My tenacity brought a big blessing. I inserted myself firmly into that madrassa, never missing a day, and always fully prepared for the lesson. I was surprised to discover that most of the ladies had no … Continue reading

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Tagged– Let’s Hope

I was tagged by Aafke of Clouddragon: The rules: 1. On your blog, post the Rules & 10 things you have HOPE for in your life. 2. LINK Tag 10 people (we want hope to spread to people!) and … Continue reading

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Father’s Day in the USA

First Father’s Day Without my Papa  Since I can no longer express my love and appreciation for him directly to him, I’ll do it here. The following poem epitomizes my father’s lifelong attitude, a guiding principle that he applied to … Continue reading

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