Thanks for visiting! I'm a lawyer, musician, grassroots organizer, independent columnist, non-profit leader, direct actionista, dancer, and poet based in Washington, DC.
My blood's from Pakistan. My family immigrated from England in the 1970s to rural Missouri, before I graduated from a suburban high school at 16 and then spent 10 years and 3 careers to get through college in Chicago.
I reveled in the bliss of law school at Stanford, in the San Francisco Bay Area that I quickly adopted as my vibrational home. Since graduating from Stanford in 2003, I've spent most of my time in the nation's capital.
My highlights are memorable and relatively random. I've:
These days, I'm blessed
by the inspiration wave.
Still hoping not to grow crazed,
as the Universe continually keeps me amazed....
I'm always eager to share my analysis of law & policy issues, music, and poetry. Below is a quick recap of what you can find on this site, or you can just check out what's new for the latest.
Serendipity flows freely in my life, and I'm always down to pursue opportunities to further expand the circle and share thoughts with others. If you're inclined to invite me to speak or perform at an event, please drop me a line!
My debut CD, Get Outta Your Chair, includes socially conscious and personally reflective rhymes over funk, house, R&B, traditional hip-hop and soul tracks from a variety of producers including Thunderball, Starpeople and Bomani Armah.
Here are some random videos to whet your whistle:
I kicked a few rhymes to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on the holiday named in his memory, at the headquarters of his principal institutional antagonist, the FBI:
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