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The Story That Hides

Some stories love to be told and some stories will fight you if you try to tell them. Part reality and part perspective, these never-new stories are universal, having already…

War, Inc.

Seriously – what’cha waitin’ for? Film drops today…pick it up and watch it. Buy it if you can afford to…share it with your friends and get the message out if…

Ramadan Mubarak

May this month bring its blessings; may our fast be accepted and our prayers heard, Inshallah. Aside from merely undertaking the physical act of fasting this year, try cutting something…

Subtlety does not become War, Inc.

Review’s complete and up at Rabble. …as well as the official John Cusack myspace home. Comments here are closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with…

August is full of sunshine

.1. I’ve had to place comments on moderation once again because there is a crazy pervert on the interLoose. Sorry about that; please understand that unless you’re the crazy pervert,…

Dave McMurran

11 August 1953 – 26 July 2008 “Verily to Allaah we belong and unto Him is our return.” May you rest in peace, Dave; Your passing will be felt in…

Ferocious men are sexy

.1. Christian Bale in The Dark Knight. When he’s in the interrogation room alone with The Joker. And he looses his sh*t on The Joker’s ass over Rachel’s whereabouts. I’m…

The weight of ‘regret’

For those of you who have lived here on a regular basis, you know that 2007 was a definitive year for me. In fact, I can now say that 2007…

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…

Oooh. Politix. Yummy scrumptious wet dripping politics.

John Cusack’s War, Inc CrackSpace has posted one of my political pieces here as their most recent blog entry. I am humbled that they think enough of my writing to…

How do men fall in love?

So I’ve received some interesting emails from both men and women since posting the blurb that: “(Did you know that men are the ones who fall in love at first…

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…

S & Kelly (Part 1, 2 & 3 of 4)

S and I have a rare sort of friendship. I don’t believe that beyond a certain age, men and women can be friends. I do believe – that for the…

What defines “athlete”?

I have a crunch on something. Note that it is not a ‘one’, but rather a ‘thing’. That ‘thing’ is in fact WhiteBrook Boxing. I have a crunch on the…

War, Inc

I don’t have a clue how to work myspace, but hopefully you do and you will be able to do something with this link. John Cusack’s latest and greatest is…

Obama mama fo mama! Fe fi fo ma ma! OBAMA!

“YES WE CAN, TOE THE LINE!” Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post…

Congratulations to Obama…

…and to the United States of America. This is one of the most important and brilliant days of your still young life, America, and it is one of which you…

Testing Newton’s Laws of Motion

As with many other (physical and otherwise) movements in my life, I walk fast. Due to this tendency, I sit here in a much disgruntled state with a slightly fatter…

‘Happy Birthday Israel"

“We have come and we have stolen their country…We must do everything to insure they never do return.” – Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion “apartheid nature of Israel…

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…

Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed & Dean Obeidallah

Three names from The Axis of Evil comics (missing was Aron Kader who I think is a bona fide Fox); three men that mama and I watched last night from…

Groundhogs don’t vibrate

I used to think groundhogs were cuddly and cute, until this past weekend when I started battling mama’s groundhog. Actually, he’s not my mother’s and I’m not quite certain it’s…

"Obliterate" Iran?

Thanks for this, Hillary: “Clinton told ABC News: “I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president, we will attack Iran. ‘In the next 10 years, during which…

100 acres of land

Is one of the properties my (father’s) family owns in Gaza. On this land were thousands of orange, grapefruit, lemon, olive & valencia trees. We’ve owned this land for generations…

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…

Jesus (pbuh) is Caucasian?

I look forward to the day when the sighting of “Jesus” is the sighting not of the European white male version of him (which, I believe is version 2.7), but…

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…

‘Caramel’

Except for the occasional political one, I rarely recommend films on this blog. But if you are free tonight, this Thursday evening, tomorrow or Saturday and live in Ottawa, then…

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:…

I once wrote: ‘I believe in love, actually’

I still do; perhaps more so now than ever before. (Please befriend a leprechaun and shed the weight of your bitterness on your way out…) Digg this post Recommend on…

The Stand-Up Guy

His name is Daemon (Scott) Fairless, and he recently married Lyana, a beautiful and brilliant gynaecologist (as Scott says: “It’s nice to have a shared interest”). Scott was the first…

The Gaza Bombshell

You must please read Vanity Fair’s The Gaza Bombshell. It is a lengthy article and so I recommend you print it up and then read it when you are in…

The Feminine Napkin Aisle: Friend or Foe?

Once a month, I turn into a buffoon for an approximate 48 hours. I don’t get mad, sad, angry or edgy, but rather clumsy and lacking all hand-eye coordination. I…

Gaza

This is where you will find the most comprehensive information about what is happening in Gaza. Bookmark it. All over the world there are demonstrations and vigils being organised. Look…

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…

On Palestine

An educational two sites sent my way (thank you!). First is the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and second is Israel’s 60th Birthday blog that has an excellent Jews-in-solidarity-with-Palestinians blog roll…

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….

Dispatch no3: Toronto Engages in Love & Fertility (because we can’t on our own)

It was my Baby Jane’s special 30th birthday last September (for which I have yet to send her a gift, but I’m now thinking I won’t send it and will…

Quote Unquote

“I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am…