Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Recently, I came across an article on Wired entitled: “This Beautiful Textbook is Designed to Make You Feel Dyslexic.” I promptly choked on my couscous, and wondered why on earth someone would want to experience something I struggle with everyday. I would first like to point out that this is not an article about dyslexia, just […]


One of the beautiful benefits of belonging to a university, it access to its network. Why? The veritable feast of articles and books that await. However, and far more frequently than I would like, I window will open that reminds me that I do not have access to this content. I know that having a university-wide license for […]


Last week I re-watched Apollo 13 with my friend who had never seen it. When Apollo 13 came out in 1995, my parents were happy to take their daughter to see it in the theater. I mean when I was still writing letters to Santa Claus, one of the things I wanted more than anything* […]


Al Jazeera English has begun airing a series called the Frost Interviews, with the interview power house himself, Sir David Frost. There are only a few at the moment, but they caught my eye when I saw Frost had spoken with now-retired Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu. Desmond Tutu is one of my heroes, […]


Nikola Tesla, was arguably the most prolific inventor of the past two hundred years. However, he is also one of the least appreciated. People always wax philosophical about Newton, Bohr, or Einstein; however, Tesla was more like the prolific artist whose works were kept squirreled away in a disused barn. He had the brains and the looks to conquer […]


Habibi

07Nov12

I must be upfront and admit that I have only, in the past year or so, started reading graphic novels. It wasn’t that they weren’t on my radar, and how could they not be, with the commercial success of the film adaptation of V for Vendetta, 300, Sin City,  and Watchman (well that last one is debatable, and I’ve read […]


Today is one of my all time favorite days of the year, this year I went as the Bride of Frankenstein from the iconic 1935 film staring Boris Karloff and the gorgeous Elsa Lanchester. It was pretty awesome, if I do say do myself. I would be remised if I didn’t mention this juicy (and potentially terrifying) piece of news. […]