The full circle

Published November 13, 2012 | No responses yet
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Maybe this is the sign of an impending quarter-life crisis…. but I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what inspires me and what I want to achieve in life. I was fortunate enough as kid to always have access to libraries, and found solace, constancy and direction in books that I had nowhere else. More
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Marzieh Ghiasi

On twaddling

Published January 19, 2011 | No responses yet
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I read a pretty great quote a couple of days ago from the short fiction writer Katherine Mansfield “Far better to write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.” I am guessing twitter isn’t even twaddle? These days my writing has been pretty sporadic. This is despite the fact that I told myself (not
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Reflections

Published December 24, 2010 | No responses yet
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This year, with its ups and downs, is coming to an end. And there were some great ups. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend more time with my family, work an interesting job in the summer, and take some really challenging but enjoyable courses. In the spring I had a great
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Explaining Everything, Explaining Anything

Published March 19, 2010 | 5 responses so far
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The following are reflections on this year’s Mini-Beatty Public Lecture “Life, the Universe and Nothing: A Cosmic Mystery Story” held by Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss held on March 1st, 2010 at McGill University. Edwin Hubble via Vision. Science and its academic disciplines have shaped and transformed our modern world arguably more so than any other
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Sleepwalkers

Published March 03, 2010 | No responses yet
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Pillars inside Masjid-e-Vakil constructed in 1773. Shiraz, Iran. We were once sleepwalkers, wandering through days entangled with memories of the past and visions of the future, in a hazy delirium of what was and what might be, unconscious of what is.

Marzieh Ghiasi

Ode to a decade gone by

Published December 31, 2009 | One response so far
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Tonight we say goodbye to 2009 and the decade that it brings to an end. I was glued to the television ten years ago with sheer excitement as the millennial celebrations unfolded throughout the world. It had been just a week after my birthday, and I felt incredibly lucky to have been born at a
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Writer’s wall

Published October 21, 2009 | No responses yet
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I’ve found it quite hard to write for the past little while. Normally I find that when I don’t write for a couple of days, I get bent out of shape and it becomes harder to do so. But this has been rather a surprising development because I wrote regularly during the summer in Iran.
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Marzieh Ghiasi

All different, all relative

Published October 17, 2009 | No responses yet
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With the hustle and bustle of classes well underway, it’s become hard to find the time (and energy) to breath, let alone sit down and write something without highlighters in the other hand. I returned from Iran almost a month and a half ago, after spending two months in the country. Of that time I
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And in the nucleus…

Published October 24, 2007 | No responses yet
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Can you tell I’m studying for a bio exam? ;) Threads of existence The tapestry of being Perchance created. *Photograph source (©Subwaycups)

Marzieh Ghiasi

Rain

Published October 23, 2007 | No responses yet
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When the rain pours down Stretch out arms wide to heavens And freedom becomes. *Photograph source (©m3taphysical)

Marzieh Ghiasi