Rukhsana’s thoughts on her journey of life, writing and sometimes—when she dares—a bit of politics.

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When a rejection really hit me hard. All the platitudes I usually comfort myself with, rang empty. Even though, yeah, I still believe them. I can say rejection is part of the process over and over again, but right now, I just find it hard to believe it. I can say that Allah subhanahu wata […]

The ‘new’ Muslim weddings: Oy Vey!

Went to a family wedding recently, my side…the wacky Pakistanis…and oh boy how weddings have changed!!! Decided I’d been the Prodigal Daughter/niece/Cousin whatever for too long, and thought, what the heck, and me and hubby went. The biggest issues I had to deal with my daughters’ weddings were mostly Islamic stuff: separation of the sexes, […]

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*Hic* Oh dear!

Excuse me! I feel like I have a food hangover! There was a song I learned in kindergarten. It was about this boy whose gluttonish friend was coming over for tea. It went like this: The hungriest boy that I ever did see He goes by the name of Timothy Lee And this is the […]

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Full moons…

I had to do two presentations at some libraries in Kitchener on Friday and it was one of those situations where you get really treated well–taken out to lunch, the whole works! After the gruelling week I had, I was looking forward to it. Eager beaver that I am, I got to the venue an […]

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A while back I wrote a post about the scene in Sixth Sense where Haley Joel Osment was such a good actor because he could allow his nose to run without wiping it. Well, apparently that didn’t happen in the scene. I watched and watched and finally got to that scene and looked for the […]

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Alas, alack, and woe is me!

I pressed some strange button when I was opening up the game of hearts (which I am definitely NOT addicted to!) and up popped a list of files which included both my nemeses Freecell and Spider Solitaire, and like a junkie fresh out of rehab, I have been indulging far too much! I did get […]

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“Forgive your Enemies…

nothing annoys them more” That was one of the first ‘sayings’ in a little chap book I purchased, I think it was in the souvenir shop at the home of Stephen Leacock. It was many years ago, on one of our many family outings. He used to have an estate up in Orillia and they’ve turned […]

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Avoiding cheesy dialogue

When the twins were only girls they were once watching Little House on the Prairie, the Michael Landon show, and Mary was getting married and leaving someone behind or something, and she said to the guy, “I will always hold your head in my heart.” The twins burst out laughing. Even as young girls, they […]

Reading Rebecca

I have three bookshelves next to my treadmill, and to alleviate the boredom I’ll often grab an old favourite to read while I’m trudging along. A couple of days ago I started Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, for the fifth or sixth time. It’s a longish book, a real classic, and it’s funny how I keep […]

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