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Rukhsana’s thoughts on her journey of life, writing and sometimes—when she dares—a bit of politics.
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Archive for March, 2012

The exhausting slog of marketing…

I’m worried about the telephone bill. I’ve made about five calls to Malaysia in the past few days and I’m wondering how much that will translate to in terms of cost. Yes the calls were short, but still… I’m going to Malaysia insha Allah. Just the name conjures up such interesting feelings within me. I’ve […]

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A Day of epiphanies…

I’ve been walking around in a bit of a daze the past few days because of an article I read by chance. I was satisfying my curiosity as usual, delving into stuff that was interesting but didn’t seem to be directly related to any writing topic, when I came across a link to an article […]

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I went out of town yesterday and just got back. It was a Muslim community who’ve been such great supporters of my work that it’s always a pleasure to visit, even if it does mean a five hour drive. One of the ladies in particular has such an aura about her. I’ve heard it called […]

50 years old and sick again…

Sigh! I had the most interesting Saturday! Out of the blue my hubby wanted to go down to visit my parents. Then he said my in laws were invited too. My birthday fell during last week. We don’t celebrate birthdays. But something in the back of my mind thought, “Hmm.” Then, “Nah!” When I was […]

Totally Distracted…

Sorry guys, I have a LOT of stuff going on right now! No ‘news’ as of yet, but I do know that I’m being stretched to the limit in terms of my writing–finished that Hajj novel, working on revisions of that next novel, trying to get a nomination essay completed (it was due yesterday) and […]

Back refreshed…

I took a vacation! A real vacation! No work, no laptop, I didn’t even take my watch! Didn’t want to have to take a look at it–which meant I ended up asking hubby and son every few minutes, “What time is it?” In hind sight, I would have taken my watch, but still…point is I […]

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Yesterday (technically–since I’m writing this past midnight) my seventh grandchild was born. I found out his name when his father called me at 4:15 pm. It’s Sulayman (not sure if I’m spelling that right). So now my three grandsons are named: Eesa, Ibraheem and Sulayman. Translation: Jesus, Abraham and Solomon. Very prophetic! Can’t wait to […]

Hate to admit it!

But non-fiction is a LOT harder than I thought it was! Here my hubby goes cranking out a book a month, and not only are they coherent, you can actually finish reading them without your mind wandering or your eyes going crossed. I’m six pages into my book on getting the bully off your back and I […]

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