Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kindle ... And an Announcement

I bought a Kindle!

Go to my Wordpress blog and read the photo essay I wrote about e-readers and books.

I had this Wordpress blog for awhile now.  I was using it as a private blog, writing all kinds of garbage on it, mostly rants, under the cover of anonymity.  For a long time now, I've thought about transferring this site to Wordpress.  But I've decided to keep them both and delete all of the vitriol from the Wordpress one.

It took me about 3 minutes to upload the above image to this post.  Arggggggg.  I thought Wordpress would be faster, but alas, it is not.

I wish uploading images to the Internet was as fast as documents are to upload.  Even my Flickr pro account is slower than I like :(

Anyhow, I hope you like the first post on my Wordpress blog.

Oh, and while I'm at it, feel free to check out my chaplain's blog.  I haven't updated it in awhile, but intend to soon, Insha Allaah.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

2010 Brass Crescent Awards

As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu and Greetings of Peace:

As I was going through the blogs and sites on my feed, I noticed that quite a few of them were talking about the 2010 Brass Crescent Awards.

So, I schlepped over there to see who had been nominated.

Imagine my SURPRISE as I discovered that one of my posts had been nominated in the category, "Best Post or Series," which is an award for a "single post or group of posts in the Islamsphere" that was the "most original and important above all the others." 

The piece that got nominated is "Somebody's Always 'It' in America."  It addresses some of America's attitudes towards minorities, especially post World War II from my personal perspective. 

Subhan'Allah!  I am truly honored and humbled.  Even if I don't win the actual award, I am still a winner .  Jazaka Allahu Khayrn to everyone who made this happiness possible for me.

So get on over there and vote - for me, if you want, but more importantly, for all of the great nominees!  And VERY IMPORTANT - once you vote, they will send a confirmation email to you.  If you don't confirm your vote, it won't count.

Polls close end of Friday, November 19.