Happy Chrismukkah!

Actually I never heard the term Chrismukkah until today, when I searched for a good hashtag for Tweeting my latest Gray Matters article, Christmas for non-Christians.  It’s interesting that I have used my feelings about family Christmases in so many genres with such different approaches.  I will probably never publish the essay from my MFA thesis, in which I express […]

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Trump, Trumping, Trumpet etc.

I have been trying to avoid the many puns that could be used with Donald Trump’s name, so far successfully.  I have Tweeted dozens of messages about him to the point that I’ve had to review my Twitter feed and delete some Tweets just for the sake of cleaning it up. Yes, I am obsessed with him, but I will […]

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Comments are zero

It took me a while to get back to The Straight Path, my blog on the Houston Chronicle’s site, but I have recently written some posts, most recently this one.  It is so different now because access is so indirect and commenters are required to sign up for a chron.com account.  I posted that piece yesterday and still have gotten no comments.  Basically it’s a good platform for me to post short articles.  Way back when the site facilitated comments – comments which I controlled – it was a great way for having dialogue about issues related to Islam and Muslims.  No more. Anyway, please read my commentary on the San Bernardino tragedy.

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