Category Archives: Writing

My Two Riyadhs

July 7, 2010 It’s the metaphorical Riyadh I need to find.  It’s the place– more spiritual than physical, more emotional than tangible— that will do for me what the actual Riyadh did for me. This is the message of the … Continue reading

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WordPress vs. Blogger

WordPress vs. Blogger I use WordPress because of its ease and efficiency. Blogger offers more options for creative content, but I don’t have the patience to learn it. I can subscribe to other WordPress blogs, but not to Blogger blogs, … Continue reading

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This is amazing, especially for those of us who have already done the Myers-Briggs test. I don’t know how this works, and it works in seconds. It made only one mistake here; all the Myers-Briggs and similar tests classify me as … Continue reading

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Women’s Liberation

  Women’s Liberation, aka Feminism (The following post- rant, perhaps- is focused upon life in America these days for women. It does feed into Islam, and connects to Middle Eastern values, I promise you.) Women’s Liberation– that’s what we called … Continue reading

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Fantasy Reigns

One of the interesting tourist attractions in the United States is the Renaissance Faire: Last weekend I joined my daughter and her family at the Bristol Renaissance Faire on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin. It is a remarkable event, … Continue reading

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Garbage Cats

Garbage Cats– that’s what we called them. The women who lived in the housing compounds at King Faisal Hospital and Research Center in the 1980’s called them garbage cats because they lurked around the big green dumpsters positioned along the … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions on MotherVerse

Blogger Mamas, Many of my readers are moms who blog, and care about the quality of their writing. Some of you may be looking for a wider audience, or simply an additional venue for your work. I just discovered this publication ten … Continue reading

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Books by Bloggers– Master of the Jinn

“…a most extraordinary work of art, full of action, suspense, well-crafted plot development, and complex characterizations.” Continue reading

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Great Tool

Windows Live Writer, has more and better features than Blogdesk for writing off line. More importantly for WordPress bloggers, it allows an easy upload of posts using different fonts and sizes than that puny, dull black script they give us as … Continue reading

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                                Night Life    Hushed streets before dawn The doors of the mosque still closed Two cats pounce and play   ۞¤۞¤۞¤۞        

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