Commercialization in Education

The well-renowned and wise Benjamin Franklin once quoted the importance of education through his famous saying “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Unfortunately, the very same institutions who drive knowledge and uphold the integrity of the intellectual mind are dissipating, and we are seeing a new trend of a manipulative and dynamic commodity–the […]

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Senseless Times

The secret scent of the past tickles my consciousness with roses primed for ripening, The secret taste of the present leaves a tang of iron and rust in its wake, The auditory sensations sway my body to the temptations of your whispering breath, Your lukewarm skin tempts my heart in lusty seduction, to yield and […]

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Second Life: Virtual Worlds and Realities:

The other day, I decided to go to Paris. Once I arrived, I sat right on top of the Eiffel Tower drinking coffee with a friend and dwelling on our interesting conversations while admiring the view. Going back to my friend’s house on the Champs Ely-see, the scenery changes to a more unrealistic environment, where […]

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The Reticent Volcano

The reticent volcano keepsHis never slumbering plan—Confided are his projects pinkTo no precarious man. If nature will not tell the taleJehovah told to herCan human nature not surviveWithout a listener? Admonished by her buckled lipsLet every babbler beThe only secret people keepIs Immortality. — Emily Dickinson

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“A man with one watch kn…

“A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure.” ~Lee Segall

Wise words for those who are perfectionists, wary or overly cautious 

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Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
I began writing in my most vulnerable years. I was dumb and arrogant, as most teenagers seem to be, and I did my best to pour greatness into every sentence I wrote. But I was also lying to myself, writing about what I didn’t know, pretending to know, and I…

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Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
Ever since I wrote my first story eight years ago, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I self-published a novel when I wasn’t ready. Hell, even the damn thing wasn’t ready. At times I considered writing to be easy. It’s not. No matter how good you get at it, it’s…

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IT: The Alchemical Transformation of our Modern World: The New Tragedy of the Commons

The Tragedy of the Commons – a Critical Approach to the IT Era             “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity (1).” – Albert Einstein. The obvious statement declared by Einstein before his death in the year of 1955 can be considered presently as a multi-layered revelation. When the first […]

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The Art of Non-Conformity – Chris Guillebeau

READ THIS NOW — It could very well change your life. (download the .pdf file and let your life unravel alongside Chris’s words of motivation and truth) http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/a-brief-guide-to-world-domination/World Domination

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“Alone” – Edgar Allen Poe

Alone From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone; And all I loved, I […]

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