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Dichotomy of Elements

A poem my friend Youssuf wrote long ago – I’m simply in love with it. Read the rest of this entry »


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IQRA! Read babeh, read!

Log off.
Tune out.
Shut down.

and open up.

It’s sad how many of us don’t read books anymore – whether printed or electronic versions. Everything is so transient, temporary, flitting, and gone with the wind. TV shows, Facebook, txt msgs, YouTubes, viral emails, etc. We’ve mercilessly butchered our attention spans right down to the bone.  

Yet, even in this age of hyper-indifference and information overload, the vast difference in the quality of time spent on reading a good book vs. loitering around in the endless online labyrinth still surprises me. Nothing tops the satisfaction of kicking back on the patio chair with a drink in one hand, and a good book in the other.

I happened upon a website which seeks to recommend handpicked, quality books across dozens of different categories. I found several books onsite that I personally have in my collection, including some of Malcolm Gladwell’s bestsellers, and more. I’ve endorsed it by adding it to my picks column, and I urge you to check it out.

So put down that remote control, silence your Blackberry or cellphone, turn off your ipod or radio, and log off of Facebook. Tune out all that stifling infogarbage, sit down with a glass of sherbet or a cup of coffee, and open up the sweeping, pine fresh vistas of a well-written, well-read book.

 Visit: Flashlight Worthy

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