My photographs from a one-week holiday to Paris, France are now live on Flickr.
On January 27, I completed the 2019 Fitbit Miami Marathon. It was my first marathon of the year and fourth overall. All in all, it was a well-organized event and a great tour of the city. The course started in downtown Miami on Biscayne Boulevard in front of American Airlines Arena and ended nearby at Bayfront Park. In between, runners toured various parts of the city, including Miami Beach, downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, Brickell, and Coconut Grove. While the courseRead More
This past Saturday, Dharma and I travelled to Grand Rapids for the opening weekend of ArtPrize10. It’s remarkable to think this experimental, citywide art competition has been in existence for a decade. For those unfamiliar with ArtPrize, it is a three-week art competition that takes place throughout the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Artworks, including 2D, 3D, Installation, and Time-Based, are exhibited in a variety of settings ranging from major cultural institutions to local bars, cafes, and hotels. According toRead More
Independence Day #242. On this day, our nation celebrates the founding of our democratic experiment — the United States of America — with fireworks, parades, and barbecues. It’s meant to be a festive occasion, yet I can’t help but feel a sense of deep concern. As imperfect as our nation has been, it still serves as a model democracy for many throughout the world. Yet, it appears that our democracy, and the important public institutions that support it, are currently threatened and facing profoundRead More
After 13 years of helping to establish and grow the Arab American National Museum, I’ve decided now is the time to pursue new opportunities and experiences. I will forever cherish my time with the Museum, which includes four years as deputy director and five years as director, and I am immensely proud of what our team and community have been able to achieve. I know the Museum will continue to flourish and I look forward to supporting the institution farRead More
On Sunday, March 18, I successfully completed the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon. From “Stadium to Sea,” this was a really well organized event along a very scenic route; from Dodgers Stadium to Santa Monica Pier! What a great way to see LA: car free! This marathon served as training for the upcoming Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder on May 12 in Michigan (210 miles across the state from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan). My marathon goal was simple: just finishRead More