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On Feminism

On Feminism

It has been eight months since I started my MFA at Bennington College. In the last eight months I have cooked half a dozen meals. I pack my children lunches and I clean up the kitchen after my husband when he makes dinner for the family after he comes home from...
Technology is as Addictive as a Casino

Technology is as Addictive as a Casino

Many of us are addicted to social media. Whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter, the technologies’ creators have found ways to keep us coming back for more. Google design ethicist Tristan Harris has called the smartphone a “slot machine in our...
Why Liberal Arts and The Humanities are as Important as Engineering

Why Liberal Arts and The Humanities are as Important as Engineering

Earlier in my academic career, I used to advise students to focus on science and engineering, believing that they were a prerequisite for success in business. I had largely agreed with Bill Gates’s assertions that America needed to spend its limited education budgets...
My Dearly Departed

My Dearly Departed

I do not want To forget you Who passed away To now rejoice the Greatness of your Life or soul But I want to Hold you In the deepest Crevices of my heart Nurture the memories Shed a tear Like a familiar Book whose Reading gave me Great pleasure Now open a page Randomly...
Making America Great Again?

Making America Great Again?

Every year NASA celebrates its past glory by inducting an ever-dwindling number of American astronauts to the Hall of Fame at a glittering gala. I had the opportunity to attend the latest one on April 21, 2018 at the Kennedy Space Center, courtesy of Embraer, the...
What Is My Voice? A Poem For Asifa

What Is My Voice? A Poem For Asifa

What Is My Voice? Is my voice the color of my skin; Or the brand of the clothes that I wear? Is it the name of the God I worship; Or that of my gender laid bare?  Is my voice the sound of my music; Or is it the language I speak? Is it the size and shape of my body; Or...