In elementary school, this was word I learned. My third grade teacher described it to us in seven-year-old terms: thinking about thinking. It's not a word I can recall seeing anywhere outside of the ELA classroom in my small Islamic school over ten years ago. And yet it's something I've engaged in increasingly as I've…Read more Metacognition

Little Women

I'm sitting here at my laptop with my fancy new wireless keyboard and mouse and the first protein shake I've had in eons. It's new protein, from Bare Perfomance Nutrition, in a shaker bottle from the same company. It's quite good! The Lewis Capaldi song, whose name I can't remember and don't feel like googling,…Read more Little Women

The Tragedy of Life

All life is tragic. Life cycles involve begetting, growing, ailing, and ending. Similar to the food chains we would draw in elementary school--the connection of grass to hawk, for example--each living thing has a linear pathway. A followed by B followed by C and so on. But because greater Life doesn't exist in a bubble,…Read more The Tragedy of Life

Dear Ghost

As I'm sitting at the dining room table with my laptop's keys clacking and the dishwasher running, a bird is singing. I think she may be conversing with another, two lovers flirting in the dark. No good birds are usually up this late, speaking words that both mean nothing and everything. But maybe I'm too…Read more Dear Ghost

Falling Short

In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. I wanted to spend this holy month of Ramadan reading the English translation of the Quran and blogging my thoughts/conclusions on it. Instead, I've read only the Arabic text and played video games. I have an idealized conception of myself internally that is a virtuous, God-fearing,…Read more Falling Short

Happy Lies

Eudaimonia. Happiness. Fulfillment. Flourishing. Prosperity. Aristotle, despite the nonsensical lecture notes in which this concept arises, really whipped up a frenzy with this one. Dumbed down, he says that human beings desire happiness in life and then painstakingly breaks down the different definitions and means to those different ends and pretty much everything that could…Read more Happy Lies

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This blog will be the result of my random tirades, shower thoughts and occasional observations.  I do my best to not create word soup, but make no promises.

I hope you enjoy the progression of my thoughts through life and are entertained by the preview of what’s inside my head.

While this remains a hobby of mine, I will try to dedicate a great amount of effort in maintaining regular updates or posts.


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