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Category Archives: Snapshots + Videos

Hello from VanCity

(Note: Austin wrap-up still to come.) This trip to Vancouver becomes increasingly interesting with each second. At the same time which Baby Jane moved out to Halifax, Felice moved in…

A Love Letter to Baby Jane

You are all quite familiar with Janey. This is her wearing the scarf I knit and sent her way two weeks back – it is ‘The Johnny Scarf’, J not…

Final Notes on NYC

.1. Because when I think of Unions, it seems a propos that NYC come to mind. .2. Stare at one spot on the tracks; as soon as there’s movement in…

NYC this day (10 things to note, +1)

Please Note: I am typing directly into blogger. The following is likely filled with grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. Please forgive…I am exhausted. xo .1. Breakfast was a cob salad…

The Secret Lives of Churches: Muslims Gone Wild

Proof that a Muslimah can be inside of a Church without catching Hell fire. Someone tell McBush, STAT. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers…

Update on my office friends

I’ve been meaning to write about them for a while, and I’ve both kept forgetting and am so busy that time is slipping away at a fantastically rapid pace… But…

All pictures from our Middle East trip in December past…

Finally! Find all thirteen sets here… Comments here are closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the…

A special note to Baby Jane

Love you. Miss you. Thinking of you, always. & ready to open a can of Texan-style whup-ass on your behalf, if requested. Or just bake you a cake. Or braid…

Babies are collapsible as well as spring-loaded

Please say hello to my niece Sophia: Whose papa called me a few hours after the above photo was taken on March 8th, 2008, to leave me the following message:…

Dispatch no4: Plants & Animals at The Drake

Most of you have heard of The Drake, yes? It’s one of the most infamous places at which to be seen and to see in Toronto. It’s there that Baby…

The Gift

I was in the middle of a party, eyes dressed accordingly in kohl and mascara and carrying myself around with some level of dignity until I was handed a gift….

Yaznotjaz Hauls It to Ottawa

You all know her as the crazy wonderful woman who lives here and peppers our conversations with ROCKSTARs and HIGHFIVEs: Yasmine, Yasmina, Yaznotjaz. (The table in this photo is a…

Conversations with little girls

This is Deema, my baby cousin aged 12. Last night, we had the following conversation that very nearly made me pee in my pants… Deema: Maha, I need to ask…

Eid Mubarak

I’ve finished my trip to Oman where I saw for the first time ever wild dolphins. They move in the most beautiful symmetry…and I will post videos soon enough, Inshallah….

Dispatch no 1: The Red Sea

Hi & sorry for not writing sooner! I’ve discovered that I suck at writing while on holiday… Long story short, the longer of which I will eventually write about (within the coming…

My 1st Baby Step to Collecting

Caballo Every evening, I walk past the Jason Duval Sussex Studio, and covet the work of a particular artist by the name of Marcelo Suaznabar. The ingredients of his work…

The perfect weekend

…filled with a lot of coffee, many bagels & cream cheese, Indian cuisine, Thai cuisine, seven movies, late night conversations and late day sleep-ins. My friend’s new apartment is gorgeous…

‘Glam’ Shots (aka ‘If a Moroccan prostitute & a Russian prostitute had a child)

I chose Moroccan and Russian, because they are the crème de la crème and if I am to emulate any hooker, it would be a combination of the two. My…

Greetings from my best friend’s back yard

Where I am looking at these two precious things: Nora May & Trenty (who when I pointed my phone at him gave me this face) We’re about to have dinner…

My Seedo!! My Seedo!! My Seedo!!

Allah yir7amak ya Seedo. I can’t even begin to express how much I miss my Seedo. It’s been years since he passed, but these last couple of weeks have seen…

Lulu’s 1st ride!

As promised earlier, here you go… Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post…

Introducing Lulu

The Store Don’t let the daunting exterior of Joe Mamma’s dissuade you from entry. Although it appears skateboarder meets snowboarder meets bmxer (the three of whom are dudes) they are…

Self Reflection: Beirut’s fingerprints

I’ve begun writing the Wrap Up on Beirut and I realize I’m not ready to do it just yet. It’s really too heavy for me to deal with at the…

A sad goodbye to Lebanon

I can’t say it enough; Lebanon is a beautiful and breathtaking country and tonight I’ll be graced with it’s last sunset. I quickly learned that the best way to wrap…