Pet Peeves – My Top Ten

  Pet Peeves – Those little idiosyncrasies  that one can find especially annoying or simply put, behavior from individuals that literally have you shaking your head while you wonder, can I just smack him upside his head. Here’s a list of my top 10 pet peeves..   1. Slurping and chewing loudly – Kid you not,…

Sexuality and Faith – Where to strike that balance

I’ve always shied away from discussing human sexuality, orientation and the balance with religion, particularly Christianity. The need for this to be rooted so deeply on being politically correct, makes it difficult to really be frank without offending any person or group. Today, however I intend to voice that opinion, with or without the backlash….

It’s not always about racism..

Racism: Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. The Balitmore riots have added fuel to the already raging fire, reigniting discussions about the issue of racial disparity in the US. There are two undeniable facts; racial inequality is still very prominent…

Feminism and what it means to me

Feminism: The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of equality of the sexes or to borrow Merriam Webster’s definition, the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes. For a logical thinker, I can’t see how this would be source of debate or why anyone would be against a cause so…

Child Bearing- Human Right or Social Responsibility?

Age: prefer that married couples are at least 16-18 years older than the child. Health:Prospective parents should in general be in good physical and mental health and have no serious medical conditions or communicable diseases. Finances:All prospective parents will need to show sufficient income or financial ability to care for a child. Criminal History:Parents who have any…

The week that was-Dear Dad

Dear Dad, We never had the best relationship; in fact that’s putting it mildly. I always felt at times, your intentions were good but the execution somehow marred by unresolved emotions or maybe from your ‘techniques’ came out wrong. Over the years I secretly hoped we could have mended our relationship but on April 24th…

Addiction or Disease-Are we really just making excuses for ourselves?

“Physicians Group labels obesity a disease“; this was the article featured on CNN’s website recently that captured my attention and provoked questions about what I perceived to be an addiction. It prompted me to delve further into the correlation between an addiction versus a disease. There are many definitions of the terms addiction and disease available…

The Ugly Truth-Child Marriages Exposed

A precious life lost, known to the world only as Rawan from NorthWestern Yemen, Eight(8) year old Rawan died from internal bleeding sustained on her wedding night after being forced to marry a 40 year old man. As ghastly as this sounds and as heartbreaking as it was to read, it served as a harsh…

Are our kids growing up too quickly? Where lies our responsibilities?

Increasingly popular is the discovery of ‘children’ living or having relationships with adults. For a person of Middle Eastern or African origins, this might be the norm but for all else, this is considered somewhat taboo. Like most things controversial, this is now moving from being taboo to socially acceptable. Our children are increasingly being…