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  •  That is awful Nada. Just awful (4+ / 0-)
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    How does your son deal with it?

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 03:37:09 PM PDT

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    •  He smiles (0+ / 0-)

      He has the most beautiful smile, people melt when they see it.  

      He has also written a wonderful children's book, written from an Arab point of view, about a little boy making hummus for a holiday feast.  The ethnicity in the illustrations are telling.  The whole family is multi-ethnic, and the boy is blonde, just like him.  There is some wonderful prose I'll crib here.  He's trying to publish it now. It's like a middle eastern Dr Seuss.  

      Excerpt from Mosquamba!  (Arabic for, roughly, "this thing that I am smelling is better than winning the lottery and a month of birthdays")

      But when the family sat and the dinner bell chimed
      the boy and his grandpa had finished on time
      on the day that was when the whole family would gather
      with bowls and with dishes and glasses and platters
      and uncles and nephews and nieces and brothers
      and cousins and sisters were there with their mothers
           to feast on a magical garlicky dish
      with chicken and lamb chops and kettles of fish
      and eat at a table from here to next week
      and marvel at the boy's hummus technique

      He ends with the recipe for hummus that kids can do.  

      Ask not for whom the ban hammer swings. It swings for thee.

      by Nada Lemming on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 08:13:12 AM PDT

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