Jealousy, Attention, and the Social Media Highlight Reel

Everyone has had that night. It’s been a long day. You didn’t get much sleep. Some crazy driver cut you off on the way home. You’re behind on all your work. There’s family [...]


Takathur, Documenting, and Experiencing

Seeing a dolphin jump out of the water is amazing to see in real life. It’s why thousands of families flock to places like Sea World. It’s why I took my kids to Sea World as well. As [...]


Engineering Patience In An Age of Instant Gratification

Growing up in Texas, summers as a kid were unbelievably hot. One of my kids recently asked me, “Why did Allah make Texas so hot?” I told them not even the greatest country in the [...]


Future Talent Shift and the Impending Breakdown of the Masjid

It was July 8, 2010. Unfulfilled for 7 years chasing a dream and vision that the organization he was with could not help make a reality. Clad in a plum gingham print shirt, talking to Jim Grey, [...]


Bread and Circuses

panem et circenses iam pridem, ex quo suffragia nulli uendimus, effudit curas; nam qui dabat olim imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat, panem et [...]