Daily Words

The Secret Joy of Grandparenthood

November 20, 2016  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani
The Secret Joy of Grandparenthood

In the past few days, my thoughts of grandchildren have been more frequent than usual. No, nobody I know is expecting, and keeping an open mind, I would never count on matters that are not my choice. So, unsure of what has triggered this stream of thought, I decided to do what a writer does. […]

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The Moon in My Garden

November 14, 2016  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani
  • The Moon in My Garden
  • The Moon in My Garden

Hours before the dawn of November 14, I sit at my window, watch the starless sky, and can hardly wait to see the moonset over the ocean. I am fascinated by the definition of full moon in my diverse cultures. As an Iranian, I grew up admiring its beauty and have fond memories of “moon […]

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School of Life

November 3, 2016  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani
  • School of Life
  • School of Life
  • School of Life
  • School of Life
  • School of Life
  • School of Life
  • School of Life
  • School of Life
  • School of Life

Life is a school that takes no break, and if we open our eyes and ears, each day can be a lesson. When One Book, One San Diego invited me to present my book at the Imperial Valley Campus of the San Diego State University in Calexico I accepted with pleasure. A friend, who had […]

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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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