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A true story (of privacy law) in 4 acts.

A true story (of privacy law) in 4 acts: 1. In October 2022, I ordered cookies from the fantastic Milk Bar. 2. The cookies never arrived....

My first book: Letters to My Nephew.

My first book is out! 15 years ago last Sunday, my brother’s last breath became air (as American neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi poetically...

Conflict to friendship.

I experienced such a beautiful moment of growth and love yesterday: I was playing pick-up soccer, and one of the players started losing...

10 Lessons I Learned in my 30s.

As I turned 40 this week, I paused to reflect on the 10 most important lessons I learned in my 30s. It was a great opportunity to...

Our Persian New Year traditions.

Happy first moment of Spring tonight — and the Persian New Year! All who celebrate around the world (~200 million) will be sitting at...

The best traditions are alive!

Remember the lentil seeds I was growing at home, for the Persian New Year, "Norooz"? (left pic) Look at them a week or so later! (right...

Unity in Persian New Year.

The Persian New Year (“Norooz,” literally “New Day”) starts at the first MOMENT of spring: this year, that is 8:06 pm and 26 seconds,...

Congratulations, Ronal!

It's a special day when you wake up to news like this. I hesitate to say I "helped" Ronal. In reality, Ronal helped me. When you have the...

“baaz-neshasteh": Sitting again.

Happy Monday! The Farsi word for “retired” is “baaz-neshasteh” … literally, “sitting again”! On this Monday, I wish us all a fulfilling...

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