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To Lose Weight in Ramadan, Start Here First

To Lose Weight in Ramadan, Start Here First

In the weeks leading up to Ramadan, I have been getting a plethora of private messages—on Instagram, Facebook, and...
A Ketogenic Ramadan Experiment

A Ketogenic Ramadan Experiment

The month of Ramadan is something like a spiritual Olympics in the Islamic calendar. Through the physical demands of fas...
The Mystic

The Mystic

“My soul went into the desert, never to come back again.” “My daughter went into the desert, never to ...
In Search Of Hemingway

In Search Of Hemingway

“Papa was a rolling stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home.” —The Temptations When Ernesto &ldqu...
Xi’an, The Great Mosque and The Muslim Quarter

Xi’an, The Great Mosque and The Muslim Quarter

Photos courtesy of Omar Shafi Khan Fresh off the defense of my doctoral dissertation, my husband and I took a trip to Ch...
Baseball in Cuba – It’s a Home Run!

Baseball in Cuba – It’s a Home Run!

There are many religions practiced in Cuba, but the universal religion is baseball. Cuba and baseball have an inseparabl...
Dave Eggers’ The Monk of Mokha: A Portal Into America’s Love Affair With Qahwa

Dave Eggers’ The Monk of Mokha: A Portal Into America’s Love Affair With Qahwa

Oh coffee, Oh story of lovers, You help me repel my sleep, You help me stay awake and worship my lord while people fell ...
White Washing of Cat Stevens
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White Washing of Cat Stevens

I grew up listening to Cat Stevens. Not the “The Wind” hippie with the quintessential 1970s flair for which ...



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