I got interviewed last summer by a reporter working on an article for Newsweek and the article just came out. I’m not ok with everything in the article (and I did not say anything ominously) but it’s nice to be considered a valuable source of information on living in the Middle East.
Inspirational Quote: [...]
Today I gave a presentation in my “Modern Arabic Literature” class on state-censorship. Well, first I put on a play, using some scenes from the frame narrative of Nawal El Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero (slides 8 and 9 include the relevant text), then used the slides below to dig deeper into the text. In [...]
I read a great deal of fanfiction last week. I had most of last week off for Carnival and finished my 5th year project:
To celebrate finishing this anthology, which I have stressed about for longer than possibly anything but getting into college, I spent a few days diving into a fandom I haven’t [...]
I have some experience in two formal styles of greeting etiquette (four if you include Dickens Faire Victorian and Renaissance Faire Tudor, which I’m not) which disagree on the polite way to hand something to someone.
In a Shito-Ryu Karate Do dojo, when you want to give or take something respectfully, you [...]
This semester I made a scary decision: I scheduled my class in a computer lab. I’ve very rarely had good classes in computer labs, mostly because my instructors get snappier and snappier the more they tried to control what their students were doing on the computers.
I have a natural rhythm when working on a [...]