Coffee Shops I Have Known

Mahmoud Darwish wrote, “Coffee is the sister of time.” How true. For me, it’s best to drink coffee in the afternoon, after I have finished with my teaching responsibilities, after the room is swept, my chores completed, and there is…

Ramzan Notes, Late Morning, Day 29

Last night I was combing through websites trying to figure out if yesterday or today was the last day of fasting. Though it is still very traditional to observe the fast until the barest line of the first quarter moon…

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