In 7th grade, Mrs. Fyke taught our class about the Irish potato famine through an experiential exercise. Like a real-life Mrs. Frizzle (minus the amazing school bus), she encouraged us to step into the shoes of a contemporary historical subject;... Continue Reading →
As we all deal with the blowback of the recent events in Charlottesville, and the reactions from political leaders, I urge caution in the words we use. And caution in our actions so that we don't add to the fire of hatred, but find ways to effectively and systematically counter it.
Canada. The land of maple syrup, beaver tails, crazy geese, hockey, Tim Hortons, Justin Trudeau and…Italians? Oh yes. Italian immigrants settled into this area of Toronto – now known as Little Italy – beginning in the early 20th century. Known... Continue Reading →
My dad is many things, but first and fore-most, he’s a pilot. And this is something I’ve known about him for as long as I can remember.
Uncovering, telling and sharing these stories is my personal way of battling the odd loneliness and confusion that accompanies being a TCK. Particularly in a world becoming more tribal, intolerant and blind. What we need now more than ever is humanity, and how best to spread that? Through stories.
Because I actually can't (not) share this. The BS is real.
It's no secret that for thousands of years we have in fact been living in a "man's world." But what if it was a "woman's world"? Would it look different?
There was a huge bunch of stuff that attracted me to Iran. I was interested in exploring the architecture, relaxing in the city gardens and being exposed to the wonderful Persian hospitality that I had heard so much about.
But if I am being honest, I must admit that my main motivation for travelling to Iran was to visit Nasir ol Molk – the site more commonly referred to as ‘the Pink Mosque’.
So what is the Pink Mosque?
From the outside, this building appears much like many other Persian mosques, but it houses a lot more than meets the eye.
Construction of Nasir ol Molk commenced in 1876 as per the order of Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk – one of the famous lords of the Qajar Dynasty. Designed by Muhammad Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi, construction was completed in 1888.
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