Tag Archives: Iran

Getting the Longetude and Latitude


Kind of bugged by an odd memory I have. Back in Iran, I was sitting in the back seat of my bother-law’s car with my sister-in-law and their kids while driving the wending roada through the foot-hills of the Alboraz … Continue reading

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Where Sharia Comes From


A friend of mine, commenting on my last blog, made the comment that Sharia was perversion of Islam.  I know his intentions are kind ones, that’s he’s trying to give Islam/Muslims the benefit of the doubt when they insist that Islam … Continue reading

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The Path of Dreams


What are dreams?  What do you think they are? Some say they’re a bit of undigested dinner as Scrooge assumed in the Dickens’ story, Christmas Carol.  Some say they’re thoughts of the day being sorted out and digested.  I’m sure … Continue reading

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Time to pick on the IRI/Khameni


It’s crystal clear to me that, contrary to their claims of piety, the Islamic Regime of Iran isn’t really interested in perfecting their Islamic religion at all.  These ruling towel heads are really only about maximizing absolute control over their … Continue reading

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Iran and my assumptions


On Making Assumptions… Back when I was very young, idealistic, and naive as hell, I made the mistake of falling in love with an Iranian exchange student at my college named Reza.  This was in 1981, right after the 52 American hostage … Continue reading

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Dark morning thoughts


Don’t treat women the way you’d hate to be treated yourselves!
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The women on Tank Hill


My Iranian ex-husband Reza was refusing me any news about my baby son offering the lure that maybe if he could see any evidence that I was being a good Muslimah on my own, he might tell me something… maybe … Continue reading

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Featured Author: Debra Kamza/ Ampbreia Weiss


My friend, fellow memoir writer, and survivor of Iran, Lori Foroozandeh, interviewed me about my two books on her blog, named after her book, Lori’s Song.  Check it out.  And please check out her story as well. Featured Author: Debra … Continue reading

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Morning thoughts and a dream


1.  In the news this morning, they talked about a large group of Christians being arrested in Iran for having sipped wine as part of that ceremony they do… “The Sacrament,” Jeb says it’s called.  You know, the bread and … Continue reading

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The Middle-Eastern quagmire


A repost from 9-12-2013; just a little peek back in time: When the so-called Arab Spring began in Egypt and the peaceful demonstrators of multiple faiths took down a dictator, I recall how positive the news media and the people … Continue reading

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