After nine years, the US troops leave Iraq. This is not just an end of a war; to some people, this is also a hope that the US will think twice, before it goes into another war. No war is wanted, but some are justified more than the others. It may sound childish, but war is unavoidable sometimes. When Iraq occupied Kuwait, the US fought Iraq for justified reason. At that time, most of the world also supported the US.


In 2008, the most disgusting thing I heard about Obama is his percentage of race—his "Blackness," that is! For the first time, I heard that you can be Black to a certain percentage. Who knew? Since his mother was Caucasian, some people were trying to define him part White, part Black in terms of a percentage.


Are you going to start writing soon?

-Yes, I intend to. Why?

-They will kill you.

-It's OK. I will rezarette in Alaska.

-You will what in Alaska?

-Rezarette, rezarette, like you. I will rezarette!

-You mean resurrect! It's not rezarette.

-Please don't start now! It took me ten years to be able to say precipitation and another ten years to know that all it means is rain!


Back in the days when your heart beat to the tune of your youthful dreams.

When deep inside you knew you were destined to achieve great things.

All the negativity and all the naysayer’s could be pushed aside as easily as a curtain,

and every time that curtain was moved, your eyes were drawn once again to that distant horizon.

The place where your dreams would carry you.