Health · Human Rights · mental health · Sexual Abuse · Uncategorized

#MeToo! Got a problem with it?

#MeToo! Got a problem with it? If the #MeToo hashtags are getting on your nerves and they make you feel “uncomfortable,” well you are not a major concern for many of us. Personally, most of my focus is on the many survivors who find comfort in using these two simple words: me too. #MeToo, and… Continue reading #MeToo! Got a problem with it?

Backpacking · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Travel

Tehran’s Artsy Metro Station: The largest Metro in the Middle East

Iran’s Tehran Metro station packed with contemporary art, sculptures, and an array of other niceties came as a great surprise to us, my family and I, we almost did not want to leave. We stood in amazement at every turn, and rather it felt like we were walking into a Museum of fine arts and… Continue reading Tehran’s Artsy Metro Station: The largest Metro in the Middle East

Politics · Uncategorized

Sanctuary State: A Victory for Californians!

I am sharing the latest news from US to protect the rights of immigrants from aggressive US forces, like ICE. For as long as I can remember predominately Anglo law makers and voters have been trying to push out “immigrants”, who are for most part historically rightful land owners of US southern states, into mexico… Continue reading Sanctuary State: A Victory for Californians!

Fitness · Hiking and Fitness · Iran · Islam · Islamic Republic of Iran · mountaineering · Religion · Uncategorized · Women and Islam · Women in Sports

Women Athletes Shine in the Islamic Republic of Iran

“Islamic women’s sport appears to be a contradiction in terms — at least this is what many in the West believe. … In this respect the portrayal of the development and the current situation of women’s sports in Iran is illuminating for a variety of reasons. It demonstrates both the opportunities and the limits of women in a… Continue reading Women Athletes Shine in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Backpacking · Fitness · Geology · Golestan, Iran · Hiking and Fitness · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · mountaineering · The Middle East · Trekking

“Nazca Alien” Art in Iran…

or Mother Nature’s canvas? Would you believe that there’s a place in Iran where they have their very own “Nazca lines?” Deep in the Alborz mountains, over a thousand meters high, this petroglyph like image has been there for as long as villagers can remember. The Elephant tucked behind a sunflower garden. A village, I… Continue reading “Nazca Alien” Art in Iran…

Backpacking · Golestan, Iran · Hiking and Fitness · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · mountaineering · The Middle East · Travel · Trees · Trekking · Uncategorized

Here is Another Reason to Love Iran: This Lil’ Place Called Tooskestan!

*Updating Beyond the tourist destinations of Gorgan, beyond the crowded “hot spots ” like Nahar Koran, and beyond some winding roads; a tank full of gas will take you to the beautifully mesmerizing forest of Tooskestan, Iran.   The first thing you notice about Tooskestan are these ginormous trees, with amazing, glistening leaves that are… Continue reading Here is Another Reason to Love Iran: This Lil’ Place Called Tooskestan!