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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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.