Tuesday, November 22, 2005
  Yay! It's Snowing!!
Sitting in my office (which is tucked into a corner of my bedroom...) I can see the snow swirling around outside. This is the second snow of the year, and the sight makes me feel so happy and full of joy at nature's beauty!

I know there are some people who will be moaning and groaning, but if it's gonna be cold, then I'd rather there be snow on the ground than not.

And for those of you who might be interested in what my workspace looks like, here it is (when it's clean, which isn't too often...)

As you can see from the close up, I now have three Chinese paintings on the wall:

The first I got in XiAn during my second trip to China, when I stayed there for a year. The second two I got at an artshowing in Beijing when I returned in 2002. My two favorite groups of painters are the impressionists (especially Renior, Monet, and Cassat) and the landscape style of Chinese painting.

snow is evil!
Right now it's beautiful... looks like powerdered sugar on all the trees and the grass. I feel like I'm living in a gingerbread house! Yummy yum! I feel a poem coming on!

And Rym, don't mind Leila, she thinks everything light and pure is evil. ;)
Hello, these snowing pictures are fantastic, and just seem to come out from a fairy tale. I just really love such fairy or magic stuffs. Thanks for that. Honestly, I do have gathered many similar fairy thing photos and enjoy them when I am really tired. That’s really nice. And, in return, thanks for your nice posting, I would tell you some free data recovery software like iCare Data Recovery Free https://www.icare-recovery.com/ it is also fantastic
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What I'm reading now

Cane River
An interesting exploration of the gradual whiting of a family through slavery to modern days.

To see an archive of all the books I've read (well the ones I've read and review since I started the blog) with comments, please click here

Causes Worth Supporting

This is just a short list -- a few of my favorites.

English Language Islamic Fiction. We need more of it. Lots more.
Pay a Teacher's Salary in Afghanistan. The Hunger site actually has a lot of worthwhile programs. You can find them all here .
Muslims for Progressive Values. My organization. We can always use donations, of time or money!
Human Rights Campaign for the glbt community
National Religious Campaign Against Torture
The ACLU I'm a card carrying member. Hope you'll become one too.
MoveOn.org. The organization that has done the most, as far as I can tell, to pull the countries progressive side together.
Network of Spiritual Progressives. Working to reclaim religion and morality for the religious left.

Blogs Worth Reading

Wanda Campbell also known as Nochipa A very gifted poet and a gentle, compassionate soul. Nochipa and I are on the same page on sooooo many things
Writeous Sister Aminah Hernandez, she's got some excellent latino pieces and always has good writing info on her blog.
Sister Scorpion aka Leila Montour - Leila is a fount of energy, quirky humor, and bad attitude. She's also a talented poet.
Muhajabah Very interesting commentary here. I don't always agree with her, but her pieces are always thought-provoking.
Georgie Dowdell Georgie is a great writer and a good friend.
Louise Marley Another great writer. I think Louise is one of the best sf writers exploring faith themes.
Ink in My Coffee Devon Ellington (who has numerous aliases) who is also the editor of Circadian Poems. A truly inspiring woman with a seemingly endless supply of energy.
Ethnically Incorrect With a name like that, isn't a given I'm going to enjoy this writer?
Freedom from the Mundane Colin Galbraith, another excellent writer, from Scotland.
The Scruffy Dog Review This is a new e-zine with an ecclectic mix of fiction, poetry, and non-fic, some really enjoyable pieces here.
Ramblings of a Suburban Soccer Mom Lara, another gentle soul, very thoughtful.
Circadian Poems A journal of poetry, new stuff up all the time.
Ye Olde Inkwell Michelle writes romance and is one of my writing buddies.
Muhammad Michael Knight The original punk Muslim writer. Like him or love him, Mike is always coming up with the unexpected.

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