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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

It is the middle of July even though, in my head, it still feels like June just started yesterday. But alas, most people are already writing about the day when they’ll be able to turn off AC. This was, I feel, yet another busy week for me — I once again put this list of… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Time. There has been way too little of it this week. I once again feel like I am so behind on, well, everything.   1.If anyone ever asks why women’s rights are still an issue, tell them it’s because so many people still think this way. 2. I really liked this photo essay on volcanoes in… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Weeks pass, you feel little change and then suddenly wake up and realize that half the year is nearly over. I’m not quite sure what day the cold spring turned into a warm summer but, suddenly, I’m installing an air conditioner and reaching for ice cubes in my drinks. In any case, my latest list… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

It’s June. You certainly wouldn’t be able to tell the month is here just from spending time outdoors in New York City lately but it is not the second week of June nonetheless.   Why, unlike last year, is it cloudy? Why, unlike last year, is there still so much rain? I am so ready for the weather… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

In between constant government hypocrisy and a major terrorist attack in a city where I once spent an entire academic semester, it has been a very difficult week. I am getting extremely tired of hearing the same trite sympathies, the same sides pushing their agendas minutes after an attack. And yet, as after every major… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Even two decades into the age of the internet, many people can still be extremely curmudgeonly about the stuff that we read online. For way too many, blogs, websites and Twitter profiles sort of exist alongside but not within literature. I personally think we need to read both books and blogs. And so here is this… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

April. Warm weather (occasionally). Friends. Spinning world. Busy life. Links for you.   1.Did you ever want to know what other title ideas S.E. Hinton had while writing The Outsiders? Wonder no longer. 2. This photo essay on present-day Casablanca is vivid, colourful, and full of life. It tells so many stories about the people who live there…. Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

I often wonder what the millennial obsession with the internet will look like when my generation hits thirty, forty and fifty. Will we still be posing for selfies and wanting to document everything? Contrary to many a snarky think-piece from the baby boomers, these tendencies seem to be a product of the times rather than… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things (Foodie Edition!)

This week was pretty much all about the food. I didn’t exactly plan to spend so much of the last seven days reading, scrolling through, and, of course, eating delicious dishes of all types and textures but you can always trust a true foodie to find her way to the pasta-rolling photo on Instagram. These… Read more »

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Flattery Gets You Nowhere

These days, it’s easy for writers to become convinced that all work we put out into the world is equally good. Most people in our circles are not writers, after all, and will like everything we post on Facebook. They will say that your work is just lovely and that, in itself, can be very… Read more »