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Unforgotten Lessons

September 7, 2016  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani
  • Unforgotten Lessons
  • Unforgotten Lessons

For years, attending the Santa Barbara Writers Conference was a must on my agenda, and I had three main reasons for that: Meeting masters such as Ray Bradbury and Anne Lamott, learning the art of writing, and a chance to find a literary agent. But even when Lamott classes became but a dream, and years […]

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Politically Inactive

May 26, 2016  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani
  • Politically Inactive
  • Politically Inactive

Thanks to the ugliness of the media, I’ve become an avid fan of Netflix, You tube, Hulu, and others. I do watch the BBC World News briefly to keep me updated, and sometimes listen to special reports on KPBS, but not nearly as often as I used to. Why is that, you ask? After all, […]

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Food Victims

May 9, 2016  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani
  • Food Victims
  • Food Victims
  • Food Victims

The saying among writers is, “Write what you know best.” Well in that case, this is breaking a major rule because here I am, someone in questionable health – not to mention a bit overweight – writing about healthy eating habits! The thought came to me before one of our casual gatherings and while I […]

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The 13th/Sizdah

April 1, 2016  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani
  • The 13th/Sizdah
  • The 13th/Sizdah
  • The 13th/Sizdah
  • The 13th/Sizdah

Today is the 13th day of the new zodiac year, and to a Persian, it marks the official end to a prolonged NoRooz celebration. As a child, I could hardly wait for all the fun and games of this day. There would be an ourdoor feast with not only the family, but also a large […]

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Two Sides Of A Coin

March 13, 2016  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani
  • Two Sides Of A Coin
  • Two Sides Of A Coin

Immigration can be a gift. It is much like the chance to touch up a painting, allowing one to change the hue of the background and add light to parts that need it. The artist can paint a gloomy view or a bright sunshiny one. It is indeed a choice. Despite my good health, youth, […]

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