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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 April, 2012

Got an email a few days ago from MASC, the administrative body that arranged my mini tour of Ottawa schools. Apparently the kids at one of the schools had been so intrigued by my Roses in My Carpets  presentation that they’d entirely skipped recess to gather around me! They SKIPPED their RECESS!!!! The fifteen minutes […]

I was feeling restless tonight. Walking on the treadmill, doing my 5 K, the normal TV shows held no appeal for me. And then I came upon a documentary of a guy traveling the Ganges river. Why do I need to know about the Ganges? I actually don’t. But I’m incurably curious. Always have been. […]

The Bright Lights of Times Square…

Somehow I can’t stop thinking about the moment I stood in front of Times Square, a few weeks ago, when hubby son, and I went on our whirlwind bus tour/vacation. Talk about electronic billboards! The whole place is plastered with them, each flashing and vying for your attention. I particularly remember the theatre billboard sign […]

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Small Community Schools…

Today I visited a small inner city school in Ottawa full of working class immigrant parents and teachers that were some of the nicest I’ve ever met! And talk about dedicated! I visit a LOT of schools and you can always tell how effective a school is by the atmosphere in the office and the […]

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When I was growing up I could never understand why it was so darn difficult to remember good jokes. When an occasion came up and someone asked me to tell a joke, my mind would suddenly go blank and I couldn’t remember any. Most entertainment is like that. Yeah, it makes you laugh at the […]

Frankly I never thought this would be a problem. Never anticipated that there’d come a time when people who have little to no affinity for my faith would write stories about it just to get their foot in the door of children’s publishing. And to have come across the phrase ‘professional Muslims’ in a wonderful […]

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The things you can learn from sports…

I’ve been watching Oprah’s Master Class off and on. Wasn’t planning to watch tonight’s program about Grant Hill, because honestly I didn’t know who Grant Hill was. I watch basketball sometimes, usually when my son in laws are over, but I can’t say that I’m a huge fan. But watching Mr. Hill,  I must admit […]

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