So, what made me start up Friendly Neighborhood Muslim? Well, perhaps you've heard: Donald Trump was recently elected to the highest office in our land. The two days spent imbibing Riesling in my jammies following the election warranted a burst of productivity. Oh, it was Chateau Ste. Michelle—a local winery and my personal favorite. Thanks for asking. 

My aim is to talk openly about the concerns I have for my Muslim family, share solutions for combating bigotry against women and minorities, and shoot the shit about a variety of other subjects as they pop up in my daily life. This is an evolving narrative. It is not an encyclopedia and it is not a debate. Oh, and I'll only share relevant, vetted items that are useful and/or make me chuckle. One does not simply post spiteful memes that help no one. See what I did there?