Khirad

Anarcho-syndicalist Fabian libertarian socialist who would vote for the testicles of an opposum after it had become roadkill over Trump. Fine line between idealism and fatalistic masochism.
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Mid-Atlantic Trip Part 3: Chester & Lancaster County

After Philly, headed west again. In Chester County, stopped at Longwood Gardens. The gardens were once the private estate of Pierre S. du Pont, though an arboretum...

Mid-Atlantic Trip Part 2: Baltimore & Philly

Continuing on after D.C., drove northeast to Baltimore and then Philadelphia. The first thing I did in Baltimore was find the grave of Edgar Allan Poe. To get there, I...

Mid-Atlantic Trip Part I: D.C.

Yup, since getting back in May from my trip in April, I've been putting this off for far too long. Due to popular demand, I've pared down 5,000 photos...

General Election 2010 – Results and Aftermath Live Blog

As, some of you know, my passion for politics extends 'across the pond' as they say. I didn't think of writing anything until results started streaming in, and that...

No, not that Green Day!

I. History of Nowruz Imagine it’s the fifth century before the Common Era, on a plain bejeweled with a magnificent palace complex and flowing gardens, with the coffee brown Zagros...

Holi Hai! (or Tha)

Holi (pronounced ho-lee), also known as Phagwa, is marked at the transition from the Hindu months Phalguna to Chaitra. The Hindu calendar being lunisolar, this date changes every year....

Victims of High Expectations

February 1, 1979. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's fourteen year exile was finally coming to an end. From Neauphle-le-Château where he had spent only a few months after being kicked out...

A Tale of Two Washingtons

For most of my life, Capitol Hill has seemed like a world away. I'm not even talking about Beltway politics here. Canada and Mexico have always been nearer to me...

Keeping the Fire Burning

The last month in Iran has been full of little clues and a few intrigues. I will try to pare them down. This update has been long coming, and...

New Blood

Ashura 1388 - December 27, 2009, begins over 1,300 years ago. During the three year reign of Yazid I (680-683 CE) of the Ummayad Caliphate, one man refused to...