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No More: One Nation, Under the Gun

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Why does a civilian need to have a gun? I have thought of a few scenarios. In some, there might be a way to remove guns from the picture. LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKERS My dad had a gun because of his job. He was the only person in all my life growing up that had a gun. I grew up in a metropolitan area so there were no hunters. The area was densely…

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Passage Through the World

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What attracted me to this piece were the photos. Amazing surreal pictures:   In the website introducing this program, we can read: “Musical forms and echoes of the Islamic culture and religion intersect with elements of the Christian culture and religion in an experience of genuine artistic and creative crossover, a real reverse shot to the echo of dramatic events of violence and intolerance that bring bloodshed to our days.”…

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Cheers to Anonymous Donor!

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Nothing is more sad than seeing a woman, a mother thrown into jail for owing money. In Iran, people who lend money can send the people whose loans go into default to prison. We are talking about a society that is based on relationships. People amongst themselves are open to exchanging hard cash and helping each other in times of need. By the same token, when a person can not pay back,…

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Protected: Chapter 11 – Missiles

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Unplug and Connect

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One fine day, I resorted to Tikkun Spa to restore the calm and balance in my head. My companion in this journey was a copy of Golden Nuggets book by Osho Rajneesh. A copy that is couple centuries old yet its content is always refreshing to read. Frankly, that book has always a fresh perspective for me no matter how many times I have read that book in my life….

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Are We Ever Ready?

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This goes back to the year 2004 and my observation back then. We have all changed a lot and some of us have kids but I wanted to still share this. May be revisiting some of these questions and emotions evokes different responses now! Ok, here is a new shocking trend that I am seeing in my generation. The generation I am specifically referring to are the girls and guys…

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A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS IS BORN!

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A man for all seasons With golden heart And clear mind Who is always there to help Weather you ask for it or not   Let us make him shine By showering him with love On this very special day As we love him And it is his very own birthday! 🙂 Happy Birthday to DadBod Farbod!                  

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Neurosurgeon, where art thou?

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Selflessness is the word I am looking for. That is the word that comes to my mind when I think of my dad. Baba,  the person that has been there for me with an open mind and a kind heart. He has done things for me that I can say with certainty not many dads have done in their entire lives for their kids. Commitment to My Learning Languages When I…

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Silent Thief – Part 2

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Osteoporosis is known as “silent thief” as bone loss occurs with no apparent symptoms. The bones which are living tissues constantly break down and replace. When the creation of new bone does not keep up with the removal of old bone is when Osteoporosis begins. Body does not signal us and let us know that this is happening. I learned from my Grandmother Orthopedic Doctor that she had severe Osteoporosis….

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Silent Thief – Part 1

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My parents and my grandmother were next door neighbors. I called my Grandmother: “Maman Tehrani” since she lived in Tehran and at one point in life, going to Tehran meant going to her house. She had Diabetes Type II. Although it was genetics, her pouring jam into anything even plain yogurt could have played a role in it. 7 years ago when I went home, she took about 200 steps to…