A GREAT LIFE….  I am an adventurous dreamer, mother, grandma (mimi) and love nature and all it beholds.

My latest adventure is pursuing a long time dream of finishing my Bachelors and someday teaching at some capacity.   I am in my second year after 27 years of working in the food service industry (which is what I got my associates in).

I live on a great home farm with a wonderful friend, partner, cheerleader and supporter.  We have lots of fun cooking, exploring, traveling, fishing and laughing.   

Nature is everything for me, especially on the water.  I would like to be more actively involved in preserving rivers, and fish and that will be something I will continue to work at so I can continue to explore the beautiful waters that bring so much peace to many people.

I share random things about my family, my culture/heritage (Persian), fly fishing, volleyball, travels, farm life.  Most of the photos I take are from my phone, as I don’t carry a camera on me full-time and there are those moments I see something that just requires a snapshot.

 And crazy antics of my puppy Charlie.  7 months old 70 pounds. 


57 Responses to About

  1. Tina Alaghband says:

    Hello cousin!!! I just stumbled across your blog via FB and loooove it! I love the idea of a fresh start at any age and under whatever circumstances. It’s wonderful to see people appreciate and really make the most of the life they only get one shot at getting right. My best to everyone in your neck of the woods, especially your dad, and I will be following you on your blog. Btw, I am definitely interested in purchasing one of your dad’s art pieces. We have all admired his work for as long as I can remember. xoxoxo Tina

  2. Thanks for subscribing to Splice. I have added you as well, and I will be keeping tabs on ya.
    Enjoying the work so far…keep it up.


  3. Thanks for the re-blogged, I highly appreciate this and thanks you very much for adding me on your blogroll πŸ™‚ Awesome, I’m happy about it. Talk to you soon and have fun always πŸ™‚
    Dolly xoxo

  4. Madhu says:

    Appreciate your dropping by my blog and the follow! Look forward to checking out your your lovely blog!

  5. Hey there! I awarded you the Liebster award! You can check out the instructions here on my blog: http://peaceofiran.com/2012/06/17/the-liebster-award/ I wanted to thank you for all your encouragement and awesome blog-ness!

  6. Fabulous. looking forward to hearing more from and about you. blessings to you. Beth

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    Nice meeting you …. and cheers to all your joys!

  8. M. Cisneros says:

    Still hoping our day of fishing works out. Email your number and Ill give you call next week. (mcisneros@visitgrandhaven.com).

  9. Howdy from Nashville Miss P! Nice meeting you on the blog-o-sphere. Look forward to cruising through your blog!

  10. Have fun blogging! A good year to start a new life… πŸ˜€ tomas ☼

  11. hey, miss P…..howdy, ma’am…all the way from vancouver, BC….!

  12. cat-beard says:

    Thank you for stopping by Contrafactual.com


  13. Steve Culton says:

    Thanks for all your likes, Miss P.

    Some day you’ll have to come and fish the Farmington. πŸ™‚

  14. Hey there Miss P, Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. Looking forward to seeing more from you, πŸ™‚

  15. lyndarenham says:

    Hiya, I couldn’t find a contact for you. I’m sure it is here but I’m a blonde bimbo at times. I’m looking for bloggers to feature me and my books in the next coming weeks, would you be willing? xx

  16. VisitSiena says:

    thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it πŸ™‚ what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here πŸ™‚

  17. Thanks for your inspiration Miss P πŸ™‚ I have now started my own blog – I’ve got a long way to go to catch up with you!

  18. I’m still finding my way around the site and am a little confused about a few things, but I’ll get things straightened out eventually. Thanks again for encouraging and inspiring me.

  19. Jueseppi B. says:

    So pleased to meet you Ms. Maryam.

  20. Kathy says:

    We had the fortune to live in Beaverton for about 6 months. I worked on Haydn Island. Every opportunity we had we’d venture out and explore Oregon. It was so beautiful. The people were nice, intelligent!, and the food and agriculture were amazing. It’s the one place we’d love to move back to. I look forward to your photos!!! πŸ™‚

  21. petrel41 says:


    I have nominated your blog for the Most Influential Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at


  22. cynt5525 says:

    Thank You for following my blog & Liking my Paintings!!! πŸ™‚ *Cynthia

  23. Permacooking says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the follow. You page is lovely and I love your photos. Looking forward to see more! πŸ™‚

  24. Joe Bradshaw says:

    πŸ™‚ you are pretty awesome! love fishing, and fly fishing is one of my favorites… Have you been to Rosco, NY? My favorite creek is in Utah however it’s about two feet wide and not really a fly fishing spot though. I hope to make Siberia one day and fly fish for some Blue Trout one day, I read bout them in National Geographic years ago and it has been my dream since. Thank you for being you and for the follow on my pages I look forward to reading many more of yours!

    • Maryam says:

      Oh goodness thanks. I have only been on the East Coast once for a wedding. I haven’t been to Utah either, but I also have a large list of places I would
      Like to fish someday. Looking forward to hearing more!!

  25. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post. I pray you will come again some time and that you large life changes bring you great joy! Blessings, Natalie πŸ™‚

  26. Thank you so much for following my blog– going to explore yours right now.

  27. I love the outdoors too. I use to love to go camping and hiking. I remember we had this pond in our back yard, and I would take the canoe out at night, look up at the stars and cringe when the bullfrogs started to sing, one of my favorite memories. Thank you for reminding me.

    • Maryam says:

      What a beautiful memory. How fun that you had a pond :). I think that would be fun as well- but then I may be afraid of the bullfrogs too. I’m not sure I know what one sounds like. Thank you for commenting

  28. Thanks so much Maryam for the visit and reblogging one of my posts πŸ™‚
    Please accept this gift I have for you as a token of my gratitude here:
    Just simply because YOU ARE LOVED!
    See you around dear… Have fun and enjoy blogging! πŸ™‚ mmmwahhh

  29. Equipping The Saints says:

    Your photos are great! Thanks for sharing.

  30. Tony says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking something. Nice meeting you. Very sorry for the loss of your dog. I have a canine companion, too.


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