on Anthony’s Bourdain’s suicide…

Anthony Bourdain was a well-known chef, author, traveler and host of TV documentaries and shows that explored international cuisine and culture, always with a pinch of humanity.

 

He was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging on June 8 in his hotel room in France, where he was filming an episode of Parts Unknown.

Continue reading

Advertisements

N. Vincent (2006) Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Year Disguised as a Man – Part II

This is the second part to a previous entry that can be found here. Please read it first before continuing in this part.

Continue reading

A few of my 2017 readings

I have been a little busy over the past few months to maintain this blog unfortunately. I hope that I will be able to be more consistent in the year ahead.

I have read a large number of books over the past year, so let me share a couple of lines about 12 of them, one for every month, in no particular order.

Continue reading

This Guy’s relationship tips: General Characteristics of the Husband

I was recently asked to give a lecture, or a series of lectures, on the topic of marital issues in our communities. So the notes I prepared were organized to present the issues one may encounter before getting married first, such as the characteristics to look for in the husband and the wife; celibacy; getting to know the spouse before the marriage, etc. And then address issues encountered once married.

I thought that I would share these notes on this blog, as they may perhaps be of interest to some readers… The following is a first entry in a series of entries on the topic of Introduction to Islamic Teachings on Marital Issues: the general characteristics of the husband.

Continue reading

Good to know about your Muslim friend: the headscarf or hijab

So what’s the story with the hijab, the headscarf? What’s religious and what’s cultural?

This is a 7th entry in the series of Things that are good to know about your Muslim friend. Make sure to read the first six entries if you missed them, and which had to do with:

Continue reading

Good to know about your Muslim friend: physical contact between genders

Physical contact between members of the opposite gender in Islam

This is a 6th entry in the series of Things that are good to know about your Muslim friend. Make sure to read the first five entries if you missed them, and which had to do with:

Continue reading