The After Shahada Project walks Lake Carolyn

Better late than never, InshaAllah.

About a year ago, the Islamic Center of Irving hired a new outreach director, and one of his first acts was to start up a class to teach converts and reverts about their religion. We meet every Sunday at 4 upstairs in the old part of the Islamic School of Irving. Come and join us!

Two weekends ago, some members of the After Shahada Project and I went for the first (of many, InshaAllah) after-Fajr walk/hikes to try to build some sort of community together. It was a pretty good time, All praise and thanks be to God. Continue reading “The After Shahada Project walks Lake Carolyn”

Staycation with Compania Imago’s Rollei CN 200

I had 5 days of rollover vacation that needed to be used before the end of Q1, so I took Spring Break off with Hana, and shot through loads of film. I’m very behind processing any of it, let alone sharing it, so bear with me for a bit.

It was good to get away from work for a bit, for sure, and really nice to spend some quality time with the Hanabibti. Continue reading “Staycation with Compania Imago’s Rollei CN 200”

Rollei Digibase CN-200 (3) – at Southfork Ranch

One thing I forgot to mention about the Vintage thing: it was held at Southfork Ranch, the setting for much of the Dallas TV show way back when.

Back in the 70s and 80s, Southfork Ranch was out in the middle of nowhere, and you could fly over miles of open countryside in a helicopter, as they did for parts of the intro, and you might’ve even seen a combine out there.

But Climate Change and suburban/exurban creep ended all that long ago, and even the flyovers for the early 2010s (and ongoing?) remake were shot somewhere else, somewhere far, far away: tract homes are easily visible from the balconies of the house in virtually every direction. Continue reading “Rollei Digibase CN-200 (3) – at Southfork Ranch”