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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 June, 2013

My first video tutorial…

Well I did it. Jumped right in! And dang it’s a little rough, but it’ll do the job. Just thought with how busy teachers are, doing a video tutorial talking about how they can use Big Red Lollipop in their classrooms to teach point of view would be very helpful. So here it is. I’m […]

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Grrr…It happened again!

I always vowed I wouldn’t be unapproachable like those high falutin’ authors I admired when I was just starting out! Those authors who you just couldn’t ask for advice because they were way up high on some mountain top and wouldn’t descend long enough to even say, “Boo.” The queries come in fits and starts. […]

V for Vendetta and feeling ‘vindicated’…

Back in December, when I was in Singapore, the librarians took me out for dinner to a fancy schmancy buffet kind of restaurant. And as we gathered our food and sat down to enjoy we began talking about this that and the other, and somehow the topic of the privacy of emails came up. And […]

One more presentation left…

Phew! What a year it’s been. I’m exhausted! Doesn’t help that I started a new diet this week. I’ve been struggling along on limited rations, and it’s affected my speech patterns I swear! But then anything can affect your speech patterns. Lack of sleep, distractions like noisy special needs kids, all kinds of things can […]

Turkey unrest…

So many people have asked me, since I got back, if I wasn’t concerned about being in Turkey, especially now with all the protests. The protests really caught me by surprise. It’s funny because last Friday, the day before we were leaving, we were at the only Chinese restaurant in the country, which is in […]

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What with the wonders of modern travel, I’m writing this on the plane back from Istanbul. Still trying to digest what happened in Kapadokya. The last evening we were in Kapadokya, which is a wonderful little area where the people have carved their houses in granite chimneys formed 25 million years ago by volcanic action. […]

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