Ideology – Ideologia

English False consciousness is a natural occurrence of the simple fact of being human: every day we have to make decisions of varying importance based on little or even no prior knowledge. There are other decisions that we take, though not necessary for survival. These often times imply a certain judgement which we should theoretically…

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More much loved quotes

“The hole is permanent and you mold yourself through the gaps.” (The Girl on the Train) “Keeping racism alive allows for a group of people to be always beneath the majority. The belief in this group’s ‘inferiority’ makes the dream of upward mobility for the rest a possibility, while simultaneously guaranteeing the elite’s tight grip…

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Playing with my son

He is making noise with the kapla, I love the sound of wooden blocks, so I go and check what he’s building. I lie down next to his construction area (cuz what I really want to do is sleep, but this is too compelling to miss). What are you making? A door, you take these……

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Arabic/Turkish Coffee

As I mentioned before here, I have a love-hate relationship with what Libyans call Arabic coffee, and the rest of the world calls Turkish coffee. In North America I found that Arabic coffee is usually used to refer to Saudi coffee, which is very light (it looks like light green tea, and has a lot…

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Pakaura

Whenever I go to potluck dinners or other functions at the mosque that involves food I am often extremely limited in the amount of food that I can have on a ketogenic lifestyle. I bring something I can consume myself, but it is supposed to be an opportunity to share dishes and taste new ones.…

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Minimalism: the look vs the lifestyle

As you know I’ve been debating whether or not I’m a minimalist , in the broadest sense of the word. As a concept I fully agree with it, and I’m completely on board, but I wondered if I can truly call myself a minimalist simply because despite this frame of mind, I’m still surrounded by…

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Breather

My chest feels constricted. I announced I’m not going to the beach. I need a break. You go, have fun, I need to be alone. I just finished folding the laundry and coaxing the kids to put it away IN the drawers, NEATLY. I just reorganized their drawers three days ago. I just washed all…

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Raising Conscientious Kids

There are a lot of concerns when you are raising kids, at any time, but our time, is especially challenging because we have ever fragmenting communities. They say it takes a village to raise a child, well the village has changed, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing! We are all a small piece in…

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Keto Waffles

I’ve tried a variety of recipes found online for keto waffles. My family loves homemade waffles, but I’ve been struggling to find a recipe that was keto friendly and easy, quick, and delicious. Finally, I combined all the successes and failures in my waffle-making experience, and came up with this no fail recipe that you…

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White Coffee

I’m a coffee enthusiast. But sometimes I like to have something different. While in Libya I discovered what in Tripoli is called “Gahwa byadha” or white coffee. It’s actually not coffee at all, it’s 100% caffeine free, but it’s warm, and for people who don’t like coffee, or just want something different once in a…

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