Category Archives: religion

ramadan

ramadan my world cannot sleep with the tinnitus of silence,my 3 am soaked in the rousing scent of lemon drops and apple cider vinegar that dress up the onion and watercress salad for the suhūr meal waiting in the kitchen, … Continue reading

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scoria

scoria oh, to bless the meek, to inherit the earth,to drown our hearts in the raging sea. to teach a man how to beg and he will learn how to smile.to teach a man how to fish and he will … Continue reading

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An invitation to a place of more understanding and less fear 

An invitation to a place of more understanding and less fear A Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) talk about Islam by Rev Dr. M’ellen Kennedy “…We are being whipped up into fear of Muslims. And when we are afraid…. … Continue reading

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the seeds

  the seeds the world is shrinking as we shake from all the swelling and the aches the hours are shorter, distances near for all the borders we hold dear, and as the world shrinks and squeezes us in its … Continue reading

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The Right To Peace and Plenty

The Right To Peace “It is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human … Continue reading

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Fireflies: a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs

  “….a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs….”* As a child, I used to chase and marvel at the fireflies twinkling in the night. As an adult, I now look at the fireflies as a glowing refutation of Charles … Continue reading

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The Umbrellas of Madinah

For this post, allow me to share with my blogging community glimpses of an unlikely world that you, dear reader, may not normally find yourself in: the Masjid an-Nabawi (or Prophet’s Mosque) of Madinah al-Munawwarah (the Enlightened City) in Saudi Arabia.

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