As an invitation of hope, faith, peace, joy and birth, I share my first ever advent candles to mark the beginning of the advent season with American Thanksgiving. Please join us in celebration of this beautiful gift of life!


I first baked Election Day cake in the year 2016, when President Donald J. Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America. I was intrigued and found the baking of this cake an interesting tradition, especially as the history is tied to the cake. 4 years have passed and weContinue reading “ELECTION CAKE!”


Thank you to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for your virtual and online mass services during the Coronavirus health pandemic.


These thoughts reflect upon the reopening of schools from amidst and emerging from the Coronavirus. I write and question the importance of schooling, the need for learning, and offer a conclusive point, about the vital needs of taking care of the human body and organ of the brain.

Jerry Pacheco

Our thoughts of love, prayer and condolences to family, friends, relatives and colleagues of Houston Fire Department: HFD Jerry Pacheco. Pacheco was a 17 year veteran fire fighter with the Houston Fire Department, who passed away from his battle with COVID-19. At this time we offer and extend our thoughts of sympathy to his familyContinue reading “Jerry Pacheco”


The USMCA seeks to offer congratulations upon the recent signing of the document. I write that it would have been nice to see all three nations presence, but was further inspired with the Mexican President’s visit as he acknoledges shares history between Mexico and the USA. I connect these thoughts to the recent toppling of statues, with a belief that the erasing of history with violent acts is not a solution.


These thoughts are a continuation of previous blog posts with reference to the writing entitled: The Two Narratives. Within these thoughts I attempt to offer a conclusive thought,. With a moment of unity and the point of a cusp, to further describe that the larger issues are tackled within the lens of the microcosm. Communities / systems to create results, thus; what else matters? #ShaziaBlog


These thoughts reflect upon a recent video that I watched that has enabled discussion and reflective viewpoints. To once again desire for openness to learning and dialogues that are associated with the racial topics. Within these thoughts I offer a historical viewpoint relating to migration. #ShaziaBlog