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November 2012

Rote and Wrote

When I was in the third grade my family moved from Lansing Michigan to San Angelo Texas for a short period of time. The change in school systems was shocking to me. Whereas in Lansing we had classes that separated students according to reading ability enabling the more gifted students the opportunity to be challenged […]

Horde Rogue Elected to Maine State Senate

Political affiliation aside, this story is cool. Colleen Lachowicz was running for public office when her political opponents made a campaign issue about the fact that she plays World of Warcraft. The strategy backfired as she quickly became the most famous Maine resident since that St. Bernard that was eating people so Maine now has […]

Arabic Translation Toyor al Janah Iqra Nasheed

I have attempted a translation of Toyor Al Janah’s song “Iqra” on youtube. The purpose of this has been twofold, both to help familiarize myself with Arabic sentence structure (verb conjugation, pronouns, etc) and to give me practice typing in Arabic. Since most of the words in this nasheed are new to me I’ve had […]