Vacation, Shmaycation… but at least it was foggy for part of the drive home.

Once the heat of the Texas summer finally broke, I needed a break. I felt a little bit stressed and really rather depressed, and I made plans to drive up to visit Mom in Northwest Arkansas, rest some, sit on the deck and look out at the trees, the valley, the picturesque little farm down there, and just relax and try to get my head straight some.

Alas. My employer had other plans. Continue reading “Vacation, Shmaycation… but at least it was foggy for part of the drive home.”

Leaving Atlanta

2 days (or one afternoon, one day, and one morning) is not enough time to see much at all, but Hana and I really did pack quite a bit in. We enjoyed Atlanta quite a bit: there’s a huge south Asian population there, and we ate at actual Bengali restaurants (you don’t find that in DFW); we stayed in an Air B&B right across from the beautiful Al Farooq Masjid; and encountered almost no racism or islamaphobia whatsoever.

We’ll have to go back again one day… Continue reading “Leaving Atlanta”