Page CXVI Blog: Joy →
When I first wrote, or I should say re-wrote, “Joy” I had no idea the wave it would make. I have received countless emails, questions, and comments on this one song, several with the similar theme of “she sure does not sound joyful to me!” I’ve even had people tell me that they …
And yet Slahi’s writing is much more than a litany of abuses. It is driven by...– intro to slate’s 3-part series of excerpts from a guantanamo detainee’s memoirs. just click through, click this and read it now
Twitter may not be something you want to be good at, but being good at twitter...– helena fitzgerald on twitter and #followateen in the new inquiry
Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the...– Adlai Stevenson, Class Day address to the Class of 1958
I didn’t know Princeton had offices in trailers until I went to see my Arabic professor in his. Tarek Elsayed teaches ARA 107, Intermediate Arabic, a class that is not for the faint of heart. The first time I went to Tarek’s office hours, I walked fast. I wanted to fit in all my feminine dual conjugation questions within 30 minutes before finishing a paper, grabbing dinner, making a 3-hour dance...
quick adviser meeting
alice: how was egypt?
DK: you know those cartoons where the character is running extremely fast, and then he goes over a cliff?
DK: that's the state. financially, politically, everything. and everyone i talked to just expected that the world would catch them. that someone would stop them before going over the cliff, or prevent them from falling.
alice: good Lord. and i'm going there in 3 months!
DK: so, how's your thesis?
alice: better than that. haah
More recently, both Korea (“Kimchi Diplomacy”) and Taiwan...– paul rockower on huffpo hahahaah. too amusing not to share. i want to work this into my thesis somewhere… somehow. discreetly.
CLS Arabic 2013
so it’s official, come june 19th i will be back in cairo, egypt. for june-august at the very least, and we’ll see what happens after that. oh مصر i will see you again SO SOON! what. what what what YES!!!! PTL. :)
march = THESIS
way behind. going into beastmode for the next few weeks. this is my jam. shoutout/thanks/loveeee to naacho, my recent fave princeton family :)
Those were not meteorites, it was Americans testing their new weapons. [U.S....– Russian MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky • Giving voice to the burgeoning movement of people who believe the Russian meteor yesterday wasn’t really a meteor. Zhirinovsky asserts it was an American weapons test which new Secretary of State John Kerry was unable to caution Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...
My request is quite modest: that spokespeople and officials in your...– baheiddin hassan writes an open letter to president obama, published in al-ahram weekly
Mohamed Hassanein Heikal has likened the Egyptian revolution to someone who had...– hani shukrallah (who was recently removed from his post as managing editor of al-ahram english, despite his reputation and outstanding legacy as one of, if not the, best journalists here - ikhwan censorship, yani?) writes in al-ahram online on “egypt’s revolution: as it could have been;...
thesis quotes →
i have tooo many and they are TOOO GOOOOD! compiling them all in aesthetically pleasing fashion on this tumblr. i’ve only done 5% of them and am deep in the middle of my cairo week.. but will continue filling in the gems of things that people say from day to day. #ilovethesis #interviewsarebomb password is my netid. (sidebar, istanbul was stunning and cairo right now is CHAOS in a...
و امتحان واحد فقط …!! and then Türkiye and القاهرة !!! 加油加油走走走
14 talks to understand the next 4 years of...
tedx: This Monday, Barack Obama will be sworn in to serve his second term as President of the United States. The challenges he will face over the next four years are unlikely to be any easier than those he faced in his first term. These 15 talks dare to explore the domestic and international issues, problems, and crises that confront not just America’s leaders, but the leaders of every nation. ...
In both the gospels of Matthew and Luke, Jesus delivers a famous discourse,...– Tim Keller, Generous Justice
Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek →
this! is fantastic (riveted, and i don’t even ski)
Vertigo, or How Can I Trust You when I Don’t Know...
PRINCETON, NJ – Shocking reports have recently popped up across Central Jersey of inanimate objects protesting against their usage. Officials initially ignored stories of household items having a voice, but the rising recurrence of similar stories has become impossible to ignore. The first account came several weeks ago, when a domino suddenly spoke to 24-year-old toy store employee Andrew...
BBC video on Syrian refugees →
我的心你要稱頌耶和華，不可忘記祂的恩惠， 祂赦免你一切過犯罪孽，醫治你疾病復原。 我的心你要稱頌耶和華，不可忘記祂的恩惠，...
Diplomats and journalists serve different masters but both need proximity. Yes,...– bill keller on why the need for foreign correspondents on the ground is crucial, not just to news organizations but to forming sound and well-informed policy