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    The Gambler’s Advice

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    I’ve driven through Las Vegas, played a game or two- didn’t lose any money probably because I didn’t exactly gamble, so I guess I haven’t really experienced Vegas,…

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    Let it Be

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Nursery rhymes have taken over this house thanks to our toddler, and some of them even have me thinking about the depth of their meanings. While this post…

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    Why ISIS

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    “A country’s youth is its greatest wealth because it is its most precious potential. But the glitter of gold also attracts thieves. Thieves like ISIS are stealing it. In the past they stole over 3000 young…

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    Indulging Independence

    Saturday, January 23, 2016

    My fight for independence started off with quite a few yanks of my favorite toys as a child. I remember holding ground as my best friend tugged the…

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    Embrace Humanity

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    A newfound joy has me hopping into my car with my toddler certain weekday mornings as we head to the library- story time for toddlers! This generous program…

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The Gambler’s Advice

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I’ve driven through Las Vegas, played a game or two- didn’t lose any money probably because I didn’t exactly gamble, so I guess I haven’t really experienced Vegas, but about that we’ll talk another time. What brought a flood of memories back were the timing of song I heard on radio and a deck of cards I found as I unpacked a box- (we just moved and bought a house a few miles down). I’m sorting and finding things, and that deck of cards with the Ace of Spades sticking out and staring at me just made me smile.

Growing up, I’d spend a holiday or two with my giant family of fun-loving cousins, and I’d watch them play cards, bluff and gamble, and when I thought I’d learnt the game, I’d try my hand ever now and then. I remember reading faces, catching the bluffs but also sometimes losing at the game quite early. I never liked the idea of losing- not one bit (and that’s pretty normal I’m sure). Read More

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Let it Be

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Nursery rhymes have taken over this house thanks to our toddler, and some of them even have me thinking about the depth of their meanings. While this post is not exactly about rhyme analysis, but one particular one does ring a bell- “Little Bo-peep.”

In this rhyme, the girl is advised to not worry about her sheep who’ve gone over a hill out of her sight but rather to simply wait for them to come back, which they surely would as they know their master well. The girl isn’t convinced. She worries herself a whole lot over it and goes through an emotional rollercoaster but at the end finds the fault lies in her own judgment and understanding.

Worrying differs from concern as in the former we invest a lot more emotion, while in the latter we are detached from the situation like a witness to an event. I’m sure the plants in my house would know best what I mean, those poor things! I have a tendency to over-water or in other words- over-worry about them- ever since I killed a plant from lack of water! Now I’ve learnt more or less not to over-water after one plant began to wilt the day after I had decided Niagara Falls belongs in my pot and all the water overflowed from the saucer I had placed under Read More

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Why ISIS

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“A country’s youth is its greatest wealth because it is its most precious potential. But the glitter of gold also attracts thieves. Thieves like ISIS are stealing it. In the past they stole over 3000 young men and 500 European girls. The youngsters joined ISIS not because they were Muslims or subscribed to its ideologybut because they were sick of their robotic lives and sought adventure, or they were disillusioned teenagers trying to find purpose and score a goal inside their head. Mind you these were highly educated youth in high-profile jobs!”

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The Gambler’s Advice

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I’ve driven through Las Vegas, played a game or two- didn’t lose any money probably because I didn’t exactly gamble, so I guess I haven’t really experienced Vegas,…

sheep

Let it Be

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Nursery rhymes have taken over this house thanks to our toddler, and some of them even have me thinking about the depth of their meanings. While this post…

outlines

Why ISIS

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“A country’s youth is its greatest wealth because it is its most precious potential. But the glitter of gold also attracts thieves. Thieves like ISIS are stealing it. In the past they stole over 3000 young…

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Indulging Independence

Saturday, January 23, 2016

My fight for independence started off with quite a few yanks of my favorite toys as a child. I remember holding ground as my best friend tugged the…

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