Today, I’m thankful for family. I should acknowledge this gratitude more often, and to them directly. Alhamdulillah! Hanabibti, Mom, Dad, Samie, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws: you’re a blessing.
Shopping for and buying a new car is huge pain. I’ve bought three cars in my adult life: Hank the Golf, over which I hemmed and hawed for about 9 months before suddenly pulling the trigger one Saturday morning; my darling, adorable wife’s Volvo, which was also a total spur-of-the-moment Saturday thing; and this new […]
I’ve been in a photographic/creative funk, slump, drought for several weeks or months now: no drive, no focus, little interest, great dissatisfaction, and no end in sight. I’ve complained about this some here on the blog, on Twitter, and out in the world, but only recently started trying to do something about it.
Alhamdulillah, Allah azza wa jall, al Qawiyy, lent me some of His immeasurable, unimaginable strength over the weekend: I transformed one raised bed garden/vegetable patch into two, and moved it to a more prominent location on the other side of the yard/garden. مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ What Allah willed [has occurred]; there […]