Category Archives: Lessons of life

Happy Left Handers Day!

When I first read this on my newsfeed, I chuckled a little. Then I realized that in America we have a day dedicated to almost everything. From ‘Fruitcake Toss Day’ to ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ (no, I’m not making … Continue reading

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Bittersweet transitions

Sitting in a park with my friend, as our kids were jumping through the monkey bars and running through the grass, it occurred to me that we had reached a point in our life where we could just sit down … Continue reading

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Enderûn School, designed for the education of the gifted youngsters recruited via Devshirme – in Topkapi Palace.

“Devshirme” in Turkish means “collecting” and in Ottoman times, children were “collected” from around the empire and brought into the capital to be taught and trained to serve in various positions in the empire. Students who showed military inclinations were … Continue reading

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Ramadan Mubarak!

This image of the Taj Mahal Mosque in Agra, India is taken from inside the Taj Mahal, through the marble screen on the windows of the Taj. Everyone knows the Taj Mahal was built as a mausoleum for the Queen … Continue reading

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Look closely at the back of a plastic water bottle and you will see something that says CRV(California Redemption Value) 5 cents. What does this mean? It means when you buy something that has this printed on it, you pay … Continue reading

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And they call us “Unsocial!”

As I walked into the room filled with kids, “BOOM” went the RPG as the kid blew up his opponent’s head in “Call of Duty 2” and screamed, “Hell yeah, that’s a streak of ten!” I was at someone’s house … Continue reading

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Beyond Ramadan

It is not premature for me to write this as I need to start planning now in order to be ready for what comes next. All the buzz and the excitement of Ramadan is over and now what? I’ve got … Continue reading

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