Happy Birthday, Chinggis Khaan

First, there is something to be noted about the man’s name. Many of us in the West know him as Genghis, while he is most assuredly Chinggis in his homeland. Why? Well, you have to look back at the chroniclers of his life to understand why. Rashid-al-Din wrote an important history collection called Chronicles, and […]

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Unknown Birthday

Short of breath from running With the neighborhood kids, Soccer with A half-inflated volleyball But no one seems to notice. Stepping inside to warm faces Around a candle-less cake; Sweetness with no flavor, Only an essence to be graced In the cooling air. A sip of tea for me, Please. Listening to words with no […]

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