integration through solidarity

Integration through Solidarity

The other day, I had the opportunity to attend an interfaith iftar put on by my local mosque.

To those of you who don’t know, we are currently in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is most well known for being our month of fasting. Muslims abstain from food and drink (amongst other things) during the hours that the sun is up. Iftar is the meal you eat to break your fast every night (it’s really just dinner). If you’re interested in learning a bit more, check out this post I wrote a little while back about fasting during Ramadan. Read More…

First 100 Days of Trump

The First 100 Days of Trump

We’ve hit the 100-day mark with President Donald Trump.

And 100 days later, that doesn’t sound any less weird.

It’s been an interesting few months. The world has been in flux. There’s a ton of uncertainty in the air. No one really knows what to expect or what the future holds. Pundits and analysts don’t have enough data or foresight to predict what they think will happen. There are too many balls in the air, too many loose cannons to contend with, and too many unknown variables to attempt to take into account. Read More…

Speak So That Your Message Is Heard

Speak So That Your Message Is Heard

I used to think that just because my intentions were good and my heart was in the right place that I would get my message across, in some form or another. I used to think that logic and facts were infallible and irrefutable. I used to take for granted the fact that people wanted a better solution to a problem, and that they’d be willing to compromise if it benefited the greater good.

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