2017 - Anse's Blogs - Anse’s Blogs 2017

A Good Ending | Part 1

The Cherokee say, “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you...
Student of the Month

Ribaat Student of the Month

Pumpkin. That is what drew Andrea Cluck to join Ribaat. Yes, pumpkin. While attending a Lina Forward meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she...
2016 - Anse's Blogs

Sifting through the Mixed Messages: Gender Bias in Islamic Studies Curriculum Materials

Sifting through the Mixed Messages: Gender Bias in Islamic Studies Curriculum Materials Tamara L. Gray University of St. Thomas &...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

All Things Dangerous and Beautiful

Softly it falls. Each flake silently floats down to earth and creates a blanket of crisp, clean, white softness. It warms the eyes and...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Firing Day

He walked into my office and stood in front of my desk. A hardworking man, he struggled with class control and a language level below my...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

A Quest for Bread

The year: 1992 The city: Damascus A Quest for Bread The smell of bread wafts through the crisp morning air just as it has every...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Revert or Convert

Labeling tells us who we really are – and we describe ourselves in many ways. I am an American. I am a teacher. I am female. I am a...