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Thoughts on Moaz al-Kasasbeh’s Execution

As everybody following the morass in the Middle East knows, Jordanian Air Force Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh was revealed to have been burnt alive by his captors, the Islamic State (formerly of Iraq and Syria alone; they’ve since embarked on an intensified marketing campaign), making … Continue reading

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Husk

This is my first foray into writing science fiction and by far the longest poem I’ve written to date. Inspired by the music of Vektor and other pieces of science fiction. Enjoy! Shadows cast by the stars loom over the … Continue reading

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Tempest’s Return

Legions of grey clouds risebrazenly to announce their presenceand to cast down the sun from its throne. Curtains of rainfall descend upon parched earth like arrows,quenching its thirst-a prelude to the youthful and tranquilspirit that gently flutters to the ground and … Continue reading

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Troubles Old and New, and Where We Stand

Alright people, it’s time for another double-feature, but of a more serious tone. Before I continue, however, I would like to spoon-feed those prone to knee-jerk reactions as there is no other way for them to listen: I have no … Continue reading

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Some Still Untitled Prose Poetry

Here’s something I wrote at a bar last night in light of the current situation in the region. Enjoy! The cracks have begun to show. Our protective little bubble has finally popped, and with it comes the grim reality of a massive … Continue reading

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“Too Busy to Read”? The experience of others could benefit you more than you think

Almost anyone you’ll meet these days will tell you that they’re “too busy to read” (this even applies to academics) and that they’ll wing it when they’re put on the spot.  I for one think that this mentality is counter-productive … Continue reading

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