Making time for creativity

It’s coming up on the end of the no-TV month for Mark and me.  We’ve been talking about keeping the tv in the closet for a longer time, and probably Read More …

Marriage: Take 2

The other day, a friend of mine remarked, “Don’t you remember when you vehemently said that you’d never get married again? Wasn’t that just a couple years ago?”  He was Read More …

No-TV July

While road-tripping with AJ and Bethany (Mark’s brother-in-law and sister), we decided that we would all ditch tv for the entire month of July.  This came about because we talked Read More …

A productive weekend

This weekend was the first weekend in a long time that I feel like I’ve finally been able to get started catching up with life.  It’s weird — it was Read More …

The Good, The Bad, and The Lumpy

Since I last wrote in my blog two months ago, a lot of things have happened.  I got married!  I taught a couple classes for the next round of the Read More …

Resetting the reading list

My bedside table had over two dozen books and three dozen comics on it.  There are probably over 100 more unread books throughout the apartment.  10-year-old me would have never Read More …

Experiences of a former hijabi

Today is World Hijab Day, at least that’s what I hear on Twitter.  People have been celebrating it in different ways, but I read one tweet that encouraged people to Read More …

In defense of planned parenthood

I was 19 when I first when to Planned Parenthood.  I didn’t have insurance.  I was newly married.  You can’t really be expected to keep your legs shut when you’re Read More …

2015 in review

Every year, I think about writing up a review of the past year, and this is the first year that I’ve actually done it!  2015 was a crazy year filled Read More …

Culturally Muslim

In December, a lot of my pseudo-Christian friends get really excited about Christmas.  I didn’t understand why people would celebrate a traditionally religious holiday if they weren’t really religious themselves.  Read More …