In Defense of John Green’s Critics: Why Ignoring Minorities is Actually Pretty Lazy – Isis Magazine

I actually saw John Green as a blogger before he made the sweet romantic flick of a book. The reason I am talking here is that John Green at times as a person is pretty misinformed and has a hegemonic way of talking though maybe he doesn’t mean it. For example, I am Bangladeshi, IContinue reading “In Defense of John Green’s Critics: Why Ignoring Minorities is Actually Pretty Lazy – Isis Magazine”

The Canadian Rockies, Day 3: Moraine Lake, Saddleback Pass & Takakkaw Falls

Originally posted on Lightscapes Nature Photography Blog:
In the aftermath of a disappointing day at Lake O’Hara, I had hopes for better luck on Day 3.  My plan was to shoot sunrise at Moraine Lake, about a 20-25 minute drive from where I was staying at Lake Louise Village.  The forecast was for mostly cloudy…

Barbie, Remixed: I (really!) can be a computer engineer.

Originally posted on Casey Fiesler:
I am a PhD student in a computing department, so I guess it’s not surprising that my social media feeds have been full of outrage over Barbie’s “computer engineering” skills. The blog post that originally went viral appears to be sporadically down due to heavy traffic, but The Daily Dot…

Weekend Edition – Your Writing Matters plus Good Reads and Writing Tips

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
Yes, your writing matters. Image by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design I find comfort in unexpected patterns of discovery. When I am wrestling with a question, serendipity never fails to serve up a chain of touchstones that offer, if not an answer, perspective and guidance,…