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As Winter Combats Spring, Exhibitions are all the Hype: by Antonia Mosqueda

This time of year in Iran there is a saying, due to the incredibly fluctuating weather, and that is “Winter and Spring are fighting (جنگ بین زمستان و بهار )”–so my husband tells me. Winter is on its way out, taking with it all the snow and cold; Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, which invites… Continue reading As Winter Combats Spring, Exhibitions are all the Hype: by Antonia Mosqueda

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Annie’s extreme Pumpkin Pie adventure and recipe: by Antonia Mosqueda

  Little do people know, pumpkin pie can save your life; especially, if you’re itching for some cash and a quick honest way to make it; and, also, if you are on a tight budget and enjoy healthy vitamin-packed, affordable foods. You can make a few pumpkin pies straight up off a few dollars if… Continue reading Annie’s extreme Pumpkin Pie adventure and recipe: by Antonia Mosqueda

Archaeology · Backpacking · Golestan, Iran · History · Iran · The Middle East · Travel · Uncategorized

The Golden Ratio and Gonbad-e Qabus: by Antonia Mosqueda

Before such artists like Leonardo DaVinci applied mathematics, particularly the Golden Ratio or Divine Ratio, to create several masterpieces, and before the construction of Taj Mahal also known for its symmetrical Phi qualities, there lived Persian Islamic scientists or Hakeem (those with broad knowledge in many academic fields) like that of Ziyarid Amir Shams ol-Ma’āli… Continue reading The Golden Ratio and Gonbad-e Qabus: by Antonia Mosqueda

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Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

  I have been away from the blog-o-sphere for quite some time. An emergency came up that prompted a good Iranian doctor to schedule me for a much-needed surgery. In that time of waiting and recovering, I was nervous and scared—as any human would be when faced with being opened up. The surgery was ultimately… Continue reading Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

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Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 2 by Antonia Mosqueda

In my last blog post I wrote: “Every year I am more than excited to attend the Annual Festival of Tribes and Hand Crafts, in Iran, not only do I find better deals here than in the stores and markets, but I get to see nearly all of Iran and its cultural diversity in one… Continue reading Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 2 by Antonia Mosqueda

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Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 1 by Antonia Mosqueda

Every year I am more than excited to attend the Annual Festival of Tribes and Hand Crafts, in Iran, not only do I find better deals here than in the stores and markets, but I get to see nearly all of Iran and its cultural diversity in one spot. It is truly a melting pot… Continue reading Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 1 by Antonia Mosqueda

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?