29 June 2014

Doors of Toronto



This is another set of photos for The Doors Project.

12 June 2014



I have not watched soccer (football) for a very long time. I should do it this year and cheer for those two teams.  

9 June 2014

Resourceful

"I was teaching myself how to write DOS commands but I didn't have enough money to buy those fancy computer books. Back then in Iran, there wasn't really anything like a library or Internet that you could go to find information. It was not anything like Chapters either. I don’t know if you remember but it is not customary in Iran to just go to a bookstore, read a book as long as you like, and not buy it at the end. If you spend more than a minute with a book, you better buy it; otherwise, you will be on the black list for that store and would be better to never show up there.

So what I used to do was to go to those bookstores on Enghelab St., right in front of Tehran University, find the book, the chapter, and the pages that I needed and read it for couple of minutes, memorized the page number and then went to a different book that I picked randomly. Spent couple of minutes with that book, then went back to the original book and continued reading from where I left off. So any time, I was stuck in a problem and didn't know how to write the commands, that was how I did go about figuring out a solution to it."

2 June 2014

The doors project


I have started taking pictures more these days. I love doors. They can be the most beautiful part of a home. 

1 June 2014

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou passed away recently. I just realized that the most viewed blog post that I have ever had was the one I wrote about her and about being a rainbow in someone's cloud. I went back and read it, I listened to the Q Radio, Remembering Maya Angelou, and I part of me wished I spent more time learning about this lady by listening to her interviews and reading her books. There is so much to say about her and what a strong, positive, and fair women she was.

There are other posts here and here from her quotes.  


“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” 
                                                                                                           - Maya Angelou