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Update: check

Frazzled.  That’s a great word.  I like it.  I will now use it. I don’t have a housekeeper again. My sister is leaving for Singapore for neurosurgery and three weeks in hospital in two days. Work is work. Enough said. My mother is moving apartments. That means I am helping my mother move apartments. I…

Crime, Punishment, and Batman.

Why yes, I am blogging about Batman.   Excuse me, I think my geek is showing. In this day and age superheroes have their own sort of mythology, and they are the modern equivalent of demi-gods in our shared popcultural experience.  They have devoted followers, fanatics even, and people can have stronger beliefs about which school…

Artfully vague but critically important

DPO, my former boss, asked me an interesting question yesterday.  He asked me whether I could consider the creation of another version of myself, one that had my existing strengths, none of my existing weaknesses, and all of the skills she needed to get what she needed done.  He called her Abez 2.0. We assigned…

Hehe

Two cows are standing in a field.  One turns to the other and says, “Hey, aren’t you worried about that whole mad cow disease thing?” “Why should I?” the other cow replies, “I’m a helicopter.”  

HAMMER TIME!

Sometimes I wonder how much longer that I -writer, doodler, talker, teacher, dreamer- will be able to continue working as a director.  Managing people, services, cashflow, and strategy- these all rub against my Muslim-hippie nature like a hair shirt. But since I don’t have a choice, the only thing I can do is suck it up,…

Three shades of crazy. And locusts?

AssalamuAlaikum Blogistan, hope you’re doing well! It’s been a while since I’ve written, and like most of my letters, this one starts off with an apology for being late too. So yeah. Here’s an update. Alhamdulillah, my children are gorgeous and amazing. Check! Alhamdulillah, HF is the perfect trophy-husband as usual. Check! Alhamdulillah, we are…

BEST SPAM EVER

I got this in my work email today. Normally spam makes me angry, but today, it made my day. In fact, it made me feel sociable, and…fluffy? Subject: Whatsup Bro: You have drawn my attention to a site of acquaintances. I hope, as I shall like you. How I to you in a photo? The…