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Sharif Khan's Writings

Poem
Jul.13.2010
Mystic River is the commingled blood that courses through all our lives in one united vein some go there to mete out justice, others to collect some end up on top, others at the bottom but it is the place we all must go to be cleansed and where the river goes, no one knows but when the river stops, life stops… I’ll be seeing you on that river… Copyright...
Jun.16.2008
My younger brother, Junaid, passed away recently after a two year battle with cancer. He died as I was holding his hands at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on March 19, 2008 at 11:10am. Our whole family was there at his bedside when he passed away. He was only 33 years old. Especially difficult to bear was the fact that just over a year into my brother’s illness...
Article
Jun.15.2008
BBC News recently reported the story of horticulturist and orchid collector, Tom Hart Dyke, who was kidnapped in 2000 in the Darien Gap in Panama by Colombian Guerrillas and held hostage for nine months in the South American jungle. He was on a plant collecting expedition with his friend Paul Winder when captured. They experienced a horrific kidnapping ordeal...
Article
May.26.2008
I recently had the pleasure of watching Marc Forster’s film, Stranger Than Fiction, which I found to be a delightfully charming, intelligent comedy written by first-time screenwriter Zach Helm. I give it two guitars up. Way up. (Platonically speaking of course).   It’s about an uptight IRS agent, Harold Crick (Will Ferrell), who realizes that his mundane life is...