About this blogger, this Moving Form…

You made it! Now that you are here, allow me the privilege of boring you with myself.

My name is Misagh. I am married and the father of a beautiful little girl, who my lovely wife Jennifer and I have named Lana Carmel. I am a member of the Baha’i Faith, which teaches that “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” I am an Iranian-born Australian whose family escaped my birth-land when I was a child, due to grave religious persecution taking place at that time.

I am a dentist for a day job, with special interests in intravenous sedation and oral surgery. I run a visiting practice providing IV sedation services to dental surgeries in Perth and SW Western Australia. I hold a Bachelors degree from the University of Western Australia, and a Graduate Diploma (Sedation and Pain Control) from the University of Sydney.

After hours and between patients and family time, I try to fit a bit more in… I enjoy writing and have worked on theatre productions both ambitious and small, commentary, poetry and more recently, a book that I’m quite excited about, and hope I can one day (gulp) finish. Other than that, I dabble into many things including acting and film-making, but you certainly won’t catch me in the garden or busied in the oily caverns and pistons of a car engine - not so long as there are apartments and mechanics.

I take this opportunity to plug a site which an alter ego of mine may or may not frequent as a supposed author: The Neocrats are an international force comprised of the out-famous Mogogo, Odysseus, Saleem, Mandel Cola, Lincoln and Sarmad, whose piercing wit and less pointed banter no earthly force shall endure. 

This blog is about things I find interesting: Culture, science, faith, art, philosophy and the human condition. It’s sprinkled with a wad of light-heartedness and questionable wit, as being too serious is not much fun. I hope you can enjoy the thoughts and musings on this blog and add yours.

This blog tends to surface from the woodwork for months of activity before hiding below it for months of inactivity. Whichever way, it hangs around the woodwork.

10 Responses to “About”


  1. 1 Misagh November 2, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    LOG-ON, BROTHER!

  2. 2 Michael Roberts November 6, 2006 at 8:38 am

    Hi, Misagh (aka Moving Form)

    This was my first visit and just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your ramblings, musings or whatever.

    Also, to let you know that the colour scheme for Neocrats makes for difficult reading in a Firefox browser - I assume that is the problem.

    Cheers and keep writing…

    Michael (the microbe) Roberts

  3. 3 vahid mehrabi November 13, 2006 at 8:17 am

    Hi Misagh

    i like this space you have. very upbeat and informative. Do you have relatives in Cyprus? seems i recall meeting some Habibis whilst in Haifa in 1984 who then moved to Cyprus.
    Loved the ‘i want to eat your liver’ compliment. I will try it on a unsuspecting persian. I might avoid a mature one though as i doubt i could handle the severe dissaproving look which no doubt will ensue.

  4. 4 Misagh November 13, 2006 at 5:54 pm

    Michael, thanks for your comment. I had no idea that you work as a microbe after hours. Also, I’ll pass on the browser issue to the Neocrats - thanks for pointing it out.

    Vahid, thanks also. I think the world has a fair sprinkling of Habibis, most of which are unrelated to me, especially Cypriates (as far as I know!)

  5. 5 sonja December 5, 2006 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Misagh,

    Great blog!

    I’ll make a link from the bahai section of my links page. If I had more time… I’d have a blog myself, but until then… it has to be just my website and the links page to blogs by others :)

    p.s. Just to confirm: the firefox problem for the Neocrats site is still there. Can be fixed by just tweaking the background colours so they do not fight so much with the text.

  6. 6 sonja December 5, 2006 at 9:24 pm
  7. 7 Misagh December 7, 2006 at 10:34 am

    Hi Sonja,

    Welcome! Thanks for the compliments, I’m loving your website also - original design & concept, plus great artwork! Count me a visitor…

    The Neocrats version 2.0 is coming soon. The new and improved site will be friendly to all browsers so stay tuned.

    P.S. You might be interested in some recent talk on Trans-Tasman unification: http://www.smh.com.au/news/NATIONAL/NZ-Australia-should-consider-merging/2006/12/04/1165080872207.html
    As an official Kiwi, what’s your take?

  8. 8 SAM January 8, 2007 at 4:41 am

    Dear Misagh,

    It has been a while since I’ve started to visit your blog and, now that I’ve created my own english space, I’d like to ask you for permission to keep a link to your weblog.

    Also, if there is no problem, I’d like to start exchange of information with you, through email or blog-comments, due to the many relevant subjects you approach on your space. After all, I believe that we can learn from each other on this learning culture we live in.

    I’d like to make my blog the more participative as possible, therefore, I hope I can count with your presence and suggestions.

    Yours trully,

    SAM

  9. 9 sonja September 26, 2007 at 4:05 am

    A small delay in coming back to your blog… sorry.

    As a New Zealander I’d have no problems joining forces with Ausland, if indigenious peoples and cultures are given the same or better rights than they have in N.Z.
    Language might be a bit tricky, (in N.Z. we are bi-lingual, N.Z. Maori + kiwi English) but I am sure that something could be worked out.

    As I see it, European-NZ + European-Australian cultures seem v. similiar but for me there’s an enormous difference in our indigenious cultures and how these are voiced in each country.

    I’m all for throwing out borders, but not at the cost of diversity.

    I know I’ve opened a can of worms here… so I will not worry if you don’t respond to this.

    hei konei ra / regards, Sonja

  10. 10 SAM December 3, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Dear Co-Bloggers,

    December 10th is the International Day dedicated to Human Rights and this is why I am forwarding you an invitation, to take part of this worldwide activity.

    Leave your mark on that day, and help us show all that we are all One World, One Life.

    I know you have your own concerns in this matter, and this is why I want to make people aware of it.

    I am inviting you to go to http://www.phoenixadaeternum.blogspot.com and see how you could be a member of this network that holds for one cause: the cause of humanity, the cause of Human Rights.

    Thank you,
    Sam

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