The Bakery, from Parviz Forghani's Living Windows collection, Iranian.com, August 26, 2008. Go see them, they are wonderful!1. Several things on my long "To Do List" have been crossed lately, and I am so delighted! Yessss! 2. Omid and I went to pick up his friend who arrived from Tehran this afternoon from the airport. It's always fun to be the first to meet and greet a new Iranian in these parts. That was a lot of fun. 3. I met a new friend this week. I am so impressed by the smart and articulate Iranians who live in these parts, feeling honored to find them interested in being my friends! 4. August is ending fast and I have so much to look forward to in September! I'm going to see Mohsen Namjoo in concert. Heeh! That will be a lot of fun. I think I'm mainly looking forward to hanging out with my friends and this is an excellent excuse! Get your tickets here if you want to go! I am also going to a family reunion with most of my brothers and sisters around a wedding in Southern California. Wouldn't that be fun! I can't wait to see my siblings and their families. Yippee! 5. I have been publishing a series of things I wrote, some of which you have seen here, on Iranian.com. The series is entitled "Kissing All The Frogs," and it is a collection of pieces about relationships. You can check out the three pieces which have been published so far here, here, and here. I will let you know when the next piece is published. Feel free to join the conversations there or here. It would be lovely to hear from you. 6. Of course as August ends, I will also have to prepare for sending my older son off to Santa Cruz. I'm feeling a little better about that whole separation I was dreading for a while. Speaking of feeling a little better, I am also resolving a very hard emotional challenge for myself, I think! This one has been hard, I assure you! I figure resolving it inside myself is half the deal, right?! Soon I will face the other half and if I live, I will tell you the story and the results! In the meantime, any and all good vibes are welcome! That's my report! Be good and happy you all and have a great Thursday!