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I got 99 problems - and dishes are number one

Before I begin, I’d like to preface by adding that I dreamed I wrote this post.

Well, actually, it was more along the lines of: I had just prayed fajr and wanted to go back to sleep; but in between that… 1,008 more words

Recollections & Reflections

I guess it must be "Rafia revisits her obsessions" week

This morning, I’ve learned that Stephen Hillenberg, the creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, has been diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

This is incredibly sad because “ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a rare terminal illness that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.” 491 more words

Recollections & Reflections

Eat, Drink, and Be Wary

Results of a Harvard study published this week show that low-gluten diets are of no discernible benefit to the ninety-nine percent of the population for whom they are not physician-prescribed, and are linked to an increased risk of diabetes. 505 more words


The Richard Simmons Saga - A True Story

I am an obsessive person. And I can be an elitist about the things I love.

Only very recently have I been able to publicly admit that I like the movies better than the books. 962 more words

Recollections & Reflections

Western Chicken Hawks are Going Cold on Turkey

Turkish residents in the Netherlands waving Turkey’s national flags (Photo: Getty Images)

Where is the increasingly vituperative spat between Turkey and The Netherlands (and other EU countries) going to lead? 771 more words

Human Rights & Justice

The Imagineers of War: The untold story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency that changed the world

The Imagineers of War: The untold story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency that changed the world by Sharon Weinberger

Synopsis: The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly sixty years. 336 more words


An insidious affair:Hawaii and beyond

It Really Is Appropriate that the Immigration Battle is now in Hawaii Federal Court.

Especially so, when the President of the United States of America, has accused the former President of campaign espionage, the likes of the infamous Watergate Affair. 189 more words

Culture & Society