That squirrel was not the least bit afraid of my darling, adorable wife, nor was he the least bit afraid of me. He knew God had his back. Be like the squirrel. Ittaqullah.
A quick follow-up to this morning’s Reminder… Here’s the same view, shot moments apart, by 3 different cameras, at 30, 45, and 60 seconds (all manually counted, and so probably not accurate…). On the left, the Cosina CX-2; in the middle, the Lomo LC-A; on the right, the Sears 35 R|F (Ricoh 500 G). All […]
The weekend before Ramadan, the neighborhood got together for a picnic. Fun! About 5 minutes after it was supposed to start, I received a frantic call from brother Riyaz, one of the organizers. He was breathless. “Brother James… we need a photographer here… hurry.” I was happy to oblige, and, interestingly, I had just received […]
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ خَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافُ أَلْسِنَتِكُمْ وَأَلْوَانِكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّلْعَالِمِينَ And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge.
A couple of weeks ago, a few of the Sylheti families got together at a park on Grapevine lake for a bit of a brisket cookoff: my sister-in-law’s excellent crock pot barbecue vs. a friend’s superlative 15 hour smoked brisket… tl;dr: everyone was a winner, though I wound up with some meat sweats later in […]
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for […]