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Moderation, by Muhjahid Qahhar

Posted by Muhjahid Qahhar, Author on September 3, 2013 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (2)

TO LIVE IN MODERATION is easier said than done. TO NOT LIVE IN MODERATION is one of the leading causes of failure.
We have a child, by age two the whining, crying, clinging, carrying, feeding, mess control, and much more starts to wear on even the most loving parent. By the time they're six, you start to miss the two year old stage. You want to hold them again...sometimes. Truth is, the terrible twos aren't so terrible when there are two parents equally participa...

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The Apology, by Muhjahid Qahhar

Posted by Muhjahid Qahhar, Author on August 30, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

An apology and forgiveness are two important steps towards mental health and well being, but they don't always translate into reconciliation. To truly reconcile, the offender needs to do everything in their power to FIX WHAT WAS BROKEN.
I understood this as a child but didn't know how to articulate it. When another child would break something of mine, then apologize, it didn't fix my toy. I harbored resentment. The apologies became rituals, not solvents, and phoni...

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Where Would You Be, Without Me? by Muhjahid Qahhar

Posted by Muhjahid Qahhar, Author on August 29, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Fantasia has another hit single out titled, "Without Me."  The chorus rings, "Where Would You Be WIthout Me?" As it played over the radio this morning while taking my son to school, I found myself growing irritated by what seemed to be yet another song geared towards division between the genders. Having my child in the car with me keeps me in an analytical mode.

At some point in the song I asked myself, "Where would I be ...

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No Instructions (excerpt), by Muhjahid Qahhar

Posted by Muhjahid Qahhar, Author on August 27, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

"Now, let me hold the candy."

Demetrius passed it to me. I opened it but didn't touch the candy.

"Who's the oldest?"

"Me!" Demetrius said.

"By right of age, you get to divide it."

I watched mischief surface on his face as he broke the two pieces disp...

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Homosexuality From Another Perspective, by Muhjahid Qahhar

Posted by Muhjahid Qahhar, Author on August 27, 2013 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)
If you were watching National Geographic and they showed two, beautiful, majestic male lions having sex with one another, how would it affect you? Would you gradually dismiss the initial shock as an isolated, freak twist of nature? What if, twenty years later National Geographic did a follow up and found that 30% of male lions were now having same sex relationships? Would you start to worry about the future of that wonderful species? Would some organization camp out in the jungles of Africa to... Read Full Post »

Ambivalence (excerpt), by Muhjahid Qahhar

Posted by Muhjahid Qahhar, Author on August 26, 2013 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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Unswept Dust, by Muhjahid Qahhar

Posted by Muhjahid Qahhar, Author on August 25, 2013 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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What Makes "Being a Husband" Desirable? by Muhjahid Qahhar

Posted by Muhjahid Qahhar, Author on August 25, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

WHAT MAKES "BEING A HUSBAND" DESIRABLE TODAY?

While sitting on my front porch taking in some fresh air, I watched a truck pass. It was run down, on its last leg. The man driving is a husband who stays a few houses down from me. He's in his early thirties. His wife pushes a brand new 25-$30,000 car. She sails past daily, windows rolled up, air conditioned, looking like new money. They have one child and earn roughly the same amount of money.
Now, I underst...

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Unswept Dust (excerpt), by Muhjahid Qahhar

Posted by Muhjahid Qahhar, Author on August 24, 2013 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

"Your father must have been a glass maker."
"And what is that suppose to mean?"
"Glass reflects sound and absorbs none.
She dropped her head and clutched her face in her palms.
"That freakin mouth of yours I swear. You are sad Tenaka. Your problem is with women. Not me, not Tricia; no particular woman; women. They are your problem, and it began long before we met."
"I stand on what I believe."
"As well as what you do. In fact, 'what you do' is exactly what you stand...

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No Instructions (excerpt), by Muhjahid Qahhar

Posted by Muhjahid Qahhar, Author on August 24, 2013 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)
“I now understand all the warnings people gave me about involving myself with your type. They were right. Even Alvin was right.”
Her words were saturated with calami...
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