A Calm Storm

The blog of Sholeh Samadani Munion

Author: sholeh

Sign

Sign It is a sign from the Divine, he said A mysterious smile at the corner of his mouth Something falling randomly Taking hold and taking shape Twisted gently and broken down Something given from the hand of fate Built…

experiment with food

I looked into my (now empty) fridge, and realized that I had to cook this chicken breast. I decided to make something up. It turned out pretty well, I think! Soy Sauce & Peanut Butter Garlic, chopped finely salt pepper…

paper-writing

A piece of advice: never start a paper 4 days before it is due. Especially when it is 12-15 pages long. hmph. To take a break from pulling out my hair over how to compare 3 target companies when I’ve…

chocolate factory

I love when the wind comes from the north, bringing with it the sweet smell of chocolate. There is a chocolate factory just a few miles north of the University, and when the wind is just right I can catch…

protest

Today as I walked to the CCC (the union), there was a protest in full swing. On one side were the pro-lifers (Honk Once for Life), and on the other were the pro-choice folks (Honk Twice for Choice). I was…

Air & Angels

Twice or thrice had I loved thee, Before I knew thy face or name; So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame Angels affect us oft, and worshipp’d be… -John Donne, 1572-1631 Something about this selection just makes me…I…

Bounties

“The bounties of the Blessed Perfection are infinite. We must endeavor to increase our capacity daily, to strengthen and enlarge our capabilities for receiving them, to become as perfect mirrors. The more polished and clean the mirror, the more effulgent…

Finished!

I finished reading the Dawnbreakers last night. 668 pages later, I feel…closer to my heritage and the Faith, but at the same time I know that my knowledge is infinitesimal. Happy Spring Break, folks. Well, at least for me! Time…

Naw-Ruz & silence

Please excuse my silence over the last week, it was beyond my control. Server issues of some kind, which Paul kindly fixed. 🙂 There was an interesting article on blogging in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. I don’t normally…

surprises

I’m discovering that going into things without expectations tends to work out. I’m finding that surprises can be really, really good. And hey, maybe life is complicated. But I’m really enjoying it. And sometimes we create those complications ourselves, anyways….

Philosophy

enlighten me as to the philosophy that drives your mind, to this interesting, incompatible edge. understandably, I’m not impressed by this thought process. unnecessarily convoluted twisting around turns spiritually, I’m getting polluted. this constant scream and shout I’m feeling drowned…

More Music

Nada Surf Saraphine– local Chicago area band. Zero 7– (new cd!!) New Nietzschean Diet Lets You Eat Whatever You Fear Most Time to go back to bed. I will greet the world again in a few hours with more cheer.

My own words

“Praise be to God,” He said, “that whatever is essential for the believers in this Revelation to be told has been revealed. Their duties have been clearly defined, and the deeds they are expected to perform have been plainly set…

The Fast

“Praised be Thou, O God, my God! These are the days whereon Thou hast enjoined Thy chosen ones, Thy loved ones and Thy servants to observe the Fast, which Thou hast made a light unto the people of Thy kingdom,…

Finding myself

Mission (Feb 2004) I lost sight of my mission somewhere along the way. At my birth I was given an inescapable task. “Go and teach, spread the Word, be worthy of your heritage.” Such a noble legacy, stories of heroism,…

Current Song addictions

The Mars Volta– Televators Maroon 5– This Love (you can listen to a few songs at the website) Brian Jonestown Massacre– a lot of their songs (all of which you can listen to at the site) 311– Love Song (remake…

boxes

When one moves away to college, they pack up the majority of their belongings in boxes to store in the basement. Knicknacks, old books, stuffed animals, high school awards… Like any other student, I did the same. Over the last…

New Cds

I just got The Tea Party’s cd Transmission from Amazon last week. This cd is…powerful. I’ve liked their music for a few years now but have been unable to buy their cds here in the USA…they are from Canada, and…

fixed and Kabob

Ta Da! I have internet access on my computer after 1 month without it. I was going crazy. If you click on the link below, you will be able to see the recipe for Kabob and Persian rice that I…

Blog-cleaning

Since I had time to kill before work, I fixed the links on my sidebar over to the right (I know some browsers have trouble seeing my sidebar, try scrolling down to the bottom of the page). I reinstated my…

Education

Things I have learned this weekend: *When your friends play the guitar, goof off, and make drums out of tupperware, you know you’ve got cool friends…even if they like to play a game involving a Dictionary. *grin* *When you are…

Ethernet card?

I have an Emachine (don’t say bad things about my computer!) with Windows XP. My ethernet network card that I installed 2 years ago seems to have completely died, and no one knows how to fix it. What kind is…

Computer update

I unplugged the computer, took off the case, cleaned out the dust, replugged it, and voila! It turned on! Maybe it was having an allergy attack? Now I just need to get the internet working…

Majorly

If ever I should wonder whether I picked the right majors (Marketing & Management), all I have to do is remember how I ace the exams in these classes without even trying. It is still snowing.

broken computer

My trusty computer has gotten very ill. It won’t turn on completely, the little cheerful green light in front is dark, and all I can hear is a sad little hum from the machine. The screen is black, nothing registers….

fluffy stuff

I’m completely bundled up today from the knee-high boots on my feet to the coat I have named “Bear” to the scarf that wraps twice around my neck to the hood pulled up on my head. Even though Bear nearly…

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