Seventy-two nations’ war/Jang-e haftad-o do mellat

Published March 28, 2015 | No responses yet
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جنگ هفتاد و دو ملت (حافظ) دوش دیدم که ملایک در میخانه زدند ساکنان حرم ستر و عفاف ملکوت آسمان بار امانت نتوانست کشید جنگ هفتاد و دو ملت همه را عذر بنه شکر ایزد که میان من و او صلح افتاد آتش آن نیست که از شعله او خندد شمع کس چو حافظ نگشاد
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Man rooh miforoosham/I sell souls

Published March 22, 2013 | No responses yet
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من روح می فروشم (سیمین بهبهانی) (I Sell Souls (Simin Behbahani تو را که خانه‌ی نیین استبازی نه این است – سعدی   You whose house is of straw and hayDo not take fire for playSa’adi – من روح می فروشم،وز هرچه نارواتر،در شهر خودپرستی، سودا و سود خلقیپرواری جسم و جان را،گر زانکه چاره
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  • Jun. 29th, 2011 · The Nyon Side of the Moon
    My sister let me know about the meditative experience of the Nyan/rainbow poptart cat.

    But when I thought nothing could possibly top it off– I found this amazing graphic: The Nyan Side of the Moon. #
  • Apr. 7th, 2011 · The Kindle
    Towel Day is next month so I should really hold my Hitchhiker’s Guide reference… but honestly, this was most worthwhile purchase I made last year. Knock on wood. #
  • Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell)

    Published February 10, 2011 | One response so far
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    Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) Malcolm Gladwell 309 pages I read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell way back, but just wanted to briefly write about it. It’s a book that I’ve recommended to anyone who has asked me simply because it is so well-written. Gladwell could write three-hundred pages about dead fish and I’d probably
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  • Feb. 6th, 2011 · The eternal struggle

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  • 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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  • Jan. 4th, 2011 · Portraits of the Mind
    Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century” by Carl Schoonover looks absolutely incredible. There is a fantastic review of the book on NYT. Total #wishlist. # #
  • Books in the Digital Revolution

    Published January 01, 2011 | One response so far
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    T he printing press was developed and first used in 1439 by Johannes Gutenberg. It was quickly adopted across the world and laid the foundation for technological, socio-political and scientific revolutions in the following centuries. It has been estimated that since the time of Gutenberg some 130 million books have been published worldwide [1], and
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    How to Write with Style

    Published October 22, 2010 | No responses yet
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    A couple of weeks ago I discovered a rather cool Twitter account AdviceToWriters. The eponymous site “Advice to Writers” streams links and quotes about writers and I’ve found some of the resources quite helpful. For example, I discovered this comprehensive collection of articles by Caro Clarke, an editor and writer, describes the development of a
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