My Love of Irish Actors

I've always had a love for Irish actors. Maybe it's my Irish roots (details of my heritage here.) While the love of my life is the Egyptian man that I married, on screen the likes of Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, Patrick Dempsey and Colm Meaney grab my attention. I love the coarse…

My Heritage

When one crosses an Alabama-born, Army-brat girl of Irish Catholic redneck-lineage with an Egyptian Muslim raised in Greece, what does one get?My family.And now that I've converted to Islam, I think some people think I'm going through an identity crisis. I've been accused of turning my back on my heritage by several people. Mostly, they're…

Reconnecting

Growing up an Army brat, I attended 15 schools in 12 years.Filling out a security questionnaire for me was challenging andprobably a nightmare for the guy who had to do the back-ground investigation on me. I wonder if he got overtime. Hedamn sure deserved it.We moved in the summer. We moved in the winter. We…

Today Started Out Fine…

...but in the last few hours it's become rather emotional. I've criedfour times in the last three hours. Well, one of those times was outof sheer frustration having told the boys to go to bed no less than5,362 times since 11:30pm. But the other three times have just beenweirdly triggered by Facebook and blogs of all things. Granted,the Facebook…

Goodbye, Friend!

My sister informed me a few nights ago that a friend of mine from high school passed awayquite recently. I'd known that he was ill and had been diagnosed with the same type of melanoma as my mother some 26 years ago. I guess because my mom made it, I'd had hope forDevon. God had…