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The immigrant Muslim American Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is that wonderful yearly holiday when American families bond over food and enjoy the typical dysfunction and drama that invariably happens when people related by blood come together. For immigrants, Thanksgiving is the day when everything is shut down except for Chinese takeout and all their non-immigrant friends are hanging out with family to […]

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life

Ten Things You Don’t Know about the H1N1 Virus

This is a re-blog of a post authored by Jessica Leibman on the Big Think website. Are you suffering from “Swine Flu Fatigue?” If so, you may be experiencing the following symptoms: Upon hearing the phrase “H1N1” you feel suddenly lethargic, bored and lack interest. Don’t be alarmed. It’s because you’ve spent the last several […]

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America
life

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr day in the US. It is the third Monday each January, commemorating the birth of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr on January 15, 1929. He was an iconic civil rights leader who would have been 80 years old this year if he had not been assassinated at a young […]

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life

Happy 200th Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe   He was 26 when he married his 13 year old cousin- maybe he had some tribal blood in him !! 🙂

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Saudi Arabia

Living in a Desert

Nothing drives home the reality of living in the desert like dryness. Winter is worse than summer in terms of dryness. Skin is dry and flaky, lips are chapped. No amount of lotion or moisturizer seems to be enough. Every morning one wakes up with a parched and hurting throat. With highs in the 60s […]

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life
Saudi Arabia

Expiration date

Unfortunately it is not uncommon that food and medicines sold in grocery stores and pharmacies will be past their expiration date. This happens at virtually EVERY outlet either through carelessness or because the stores are trying to make money and do not pull the expired items off the shelves. As there is virtually no consumer […]

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life

Dash

yet another crazy “self-analysis” quiz result You Are a Dash Your life is fast paced and varied. You are realistic, down to earth, and very honest.You’re often busy doing something interesting, and what you do changes quickly.You have many facets to your personality, and you connect them together well.You have a ton of interests. While […]

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life

Blog update

Today is cleanup day! All food related and personal posts have been moved off to their own blog. Categories have been consolidated and removed as needed.    updated: Jan 18, 2009

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life
Saudi Arabia

Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is a huge problem in GCC countries where women are traditionally covered up when they go out during the daytime. What exacerbates the issue is the heat during the day which makes going out an unpleasant experience to start off with, and a cultural desire to be lighter skinned (considered more beautiful). […]

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life
Saudi Arabia

back

Our regularly scheduled transmissions of “life thru dusty lenses” are back after a brief hiatus for Hajj. I have been going through some of my earlier blogs and web-sites and archiving/removing/cleaning up. I might end up posting some stuff from my old recipe and art web-site.

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