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Daily Journal of Mahaan, an Iranian-American student residing in USA.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Category: Personal, Iran

It's Norouz 1383 and in some way the first anniversary of my weblog. Still I'm far from maintaining a serious blog. I have been struggling to define the border between a private journal and weblog and in some way the fact that weblog is readable and archivable stops me to use it as a daily journal. But I should also admit that I don't even keep a private journal.

When I start to look back into Iran in the past year, there is nothing bright in my memory. It's been a mixture of disappointment, frustrations and a fuzzy and some how dark outlook. The single positive event for Iranians was the Noble Peace Prize of Shirin Ebadi which gave an encouragement to the Women movement. On the dark side, Iran had the terrible earthquake in Bam and series of disappointing political developments which have faded most of the hope for a real change in the near future.

Let's hope a better time for Iranians in 1383.
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