Category Archives: death

Do You Want To Live Forever?

The blogging question for today is “Do you want to live forever? Why or why not?” My answer is “no” for a number of reasons. The main one is spiritual. I am Muslim and I believe that I will be … Continue reading

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More Christmas Day Thoughts

Now it’s noon. Still haven’t heard from my daughter. I guess I feel like writing about it since I can’t do anything about her lack of concern or sensitivity to me. I just hope and pray that her daughters never … Continue reading

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I had another terrible migraine yesterday. ¡Maldita sea! I really wanted to get to Juma’ and then have coffee with Abudharr. Well, inshallah, I will get there tonight for the Saturday program. There will be a speaker from Houston tonight. … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Ernie’s Teeth, Among Other Anxieties

Tomorrow is teeth-cleaning day for Ernie, and I am quite anxious. It was a little over 8 years ago that my darling Schnauzer Allie died suddenly during a routine teeth-cleaning procedure. I know that this is a very rare occurrence, … Continue reading

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