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Welcome to my blog. Here I share my successes and failures along my journey to becoming an anthropologist. My most prominent interest anthropologically are the new approaches to handing food security/healthy eating in the US, particularly in urban "food deserts". I enjoy the Anthropology of Tourism as well; combining food and tourism has scholarly promise. My other interests which have converted into anthropological hobbies of sorts include converts to Islam, diaspora of Muslims, and MENA in general. I also have some interest in historical archaeology.

I welcome comments, discussion and even respectful debating. I will however keep discussions to a respectable level. I reserve the right to ban anyone from this forum.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Reflections on the past semester

I have made it through another semester quite successfully if I do say so myself. I earned decent grades. Not up to my usual standards but passable nevertheless.
Language and Culture,B
Culture, Power and Development, A-
Archaeology of Complex Societies, A-
I really did the best I could under the circumstances and will not beat myself up for it.

I am now down to a part time course load and fulltime work. Its ok. I had a rough past semester and I may graduate late but I will graduate soon enough. I was going to take a year off between my undergrad and my graduate level course work so this is not a huge problem.

I will be taking Anthropology of Tourism and Indians of the SE United States. The former is the graduate level one. A major paper is required. Should be interesting. I mean that in all sincerity. The professor has a repute of being top in her field.

New Years is upon us once again. I do not really do resolutions but I do reflect on what I need to change in myself, which is more than I care to mention here. :)

Have a wonderful New Years Day and be safe....

Thursday, December 3, 2009

"I am a Muslim" video


Friendly reminder of how lucky I feel to live in a multi-cultural country!

changes once again

The grand plan has changed. Life is not anything if it is dull right? I know not many people read my blog but thats ok. I will mention I am going down to part time school starting in the fall. I will be taking a graduate course-Anthropology of Tourism and an online undergraduate course on Native Americans.

My decision has been made in light of recent issues with my soon to be ex husband. Yes, I have called it quits. I hope to dissolve this marriage quickly but funds are at a minimum now. I will work full time and attend class part time. I know the graduate class will be quite different in that there will be alot of writing compared to past courses.

The new plan is to graduate Dec 2010