Surprise! It’s me. I know I’ve been quiet for a while, but I haven’t gone away—I promise.
This month, I’m starting to emerge from my silence, getting re-involved in civic issues, and also getting back to writing and sharing in public, too.
A few of you have mentioned that you missed my Weekend Reading newsletters while I’ve been gone. The good news: I kept writing them! I just didn’t publish or send them out via email while I was in my period of quiet.
If you’re interested, here are some Weekend Reading link posts that I’ve collected over the past few months:
March 1: Who killed the weekend?
In which I ask what your ideal weekend would look like.
March 15: إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
In which I think about what it means to be Muslim after someone shoots your brothers and sisters in a place of prayer.
March 22: A new, new year
In which I celebrate the Persian New Year, as I do every year.
April 5: Reading, a quarterly update
In which I look back at the books I read in the first quarter of the year.
April 12: Capturing memories
In which I reflect upon using the phone camera as a substitute for memory.
April 26: To lie on the table is to be vulnerable
In which I think about the people in our lives we pay in order to be able to be vulnerable.
May 10: Prompted, noticing, grateful
In which I use writing prompts from Danielle LaPorte as inspiration to write.
May 24: The hopefulness of the bloom
In which I tell about the things I’ve learned from my magnolia tree.
I should be getting back to a more regular posting schedule soon—including a new weekend reading newsletter tomorrow afternoon!—but I thought I’d share the links above for all the people who have reached out and asked.
Thanks for all your love and kindness, friends. I’ll be in touch soon.
With grace and gratitude,