Man rooh miforoosham/I sell souls

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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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Marzieh Ghiasi
  • 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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    Marzieh Ghiasi
  • 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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    Apples Snakes Skies & Fires

    Published July 24, 2010 | No responses yet
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    Source: William Blake’s illustrations for John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1808). “Apples Snakes Skies & Fires” Apples, snakes, skies and fires Tomorrow will bring us desires Yesterday’s empires Came and went with dust. Vivid dreams, acid streams Talking faces, without basis Purposeless, senselessness Bloodshed, alive. Can you feel it beating? Can you hear them screaming? Voices,
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    Marzieh Ghiasi