This is just a random list of things bugging me right now.
There are a lot of school kids in our neighborhood. A lot go to school by bus. At our bus stop, there are probably 20-25 children every morning. Almost all walk to the stop from their home (100-300 yards). Except 3-4 families. They drive their minivans for 30 seconds. The connection to this blog: They are all Indian. Now there are parents who drive their kids to school instead of getting them on the bus and there the pattern is not so overwhelmingly Desi.
I read this Muslim American declaration on 10th anniversary of Sept 11 and it sounds really odd to me. Oh we are normal, patriotic people and let me repeat that a dozen times, sounds weird. And fake.
Finally, what was so special about Ahmed Shah Massoud that some people in the West valorize him? He was just another barbarian warlord in war-torn Afghanistan. Does being better than Hekmatyar really count for so much?
ADDED: Why is the military being honored in 9/11 anniversary statements?