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The sky out here

Reading life closely

The rich literary history of this city weaves a web around me that I wonder if I’m experiencing my surroundings directly or rereading someone else’s thoughts.
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No, not even water

How to Muslim for dummies

Whether you visit a town riddled with Islamophobia or the most liberal cosmopolitan, Muslims have to deal with daily reminders of how they are different.
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Deciding my own name

Off the Beat

Nothing will change unless I make the active decision to confront my indecision and find something solid to hold onto.
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Attention, please

Reading life closely

My attention is a currency, passed between entities at the rate of a fraction of a penny per visit, per minute. Thinking about it for too long disturbs me.
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Chocolate Frosting

How to Muslim: For Dummies

I am shoved to this podium when I have no right to be other than the religion I so staunchly defended as a seven-year-old and live through today.
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Isabel is … shucking oysters

Exploring the Bay

Slurping up another salty, briny oyster I’d just wrangled out of its shell at the close of a long day, I leaned back to admire the sunset over Tomales Bay.
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Coming out of my cage

Heading West

I am from Houston, Texas. At least, that is what I say on day one of discussion section whenever we go around making our introductions.
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Resting Approachable Face

Off the Beat

Resting Approachable face can best be defined as a punum that makes a statement to the world declaring “Come talk to me, I would love to hear you life story, braid your hair, and prance around through the meadows with you”.
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