5 must eats @ Rome – 2019

I spent the Winter of 2019 in Rome leading a study abroad program. Hours outside of  work I ate consistently. I provide you a listicle based on these dedicated hours, literally painful at times, but also pleasurable. In general, in most cities I visit, I like a combination of places that has an inviting atmosphere … Continue reading 5 must eats @ Rome – 2019

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Living with ESL

A few months ago I read this piece in the NYT about being married to a person from country that is not of your own. The writer highlights the differences in the way one communicates in different languages and how enriching this difference is  is for a marriage. This piece really resonated with me as … Continue reading Living with ESL

Mediterranean (Social) Life is Good For you.

Mediterranean lifestyle recommendations are ubiquitous these days. One can argue this NYT article about a small island in Greece where people lived very long started the craze. The article talked about the island's community who followed what is commonly referred these days as a Mediterranean diet (a lot of vegetables, greens, little meat and no … Continue reading Mediterranean (Social) Life is Good For you.

Robots, Evil Twins and Lessons in Conformity

In early 2017 owner of Tesla, Elon Musk, announced his plans to launch a company that would specialize on computerizing the human brain. He is not the only one. This is also the very same year that basic robotics and AI, without much debate, started becoming ubiquitous in our homes. Shortly before I begun writing this … Continue reading Robots, Evil Twins and Lessons in Conformity

Global Classroom Manifesto I : Written by Participants of the Praxis Conference 2017 at the University of Washington 

Today more than ever I see the need to further transform the classroom from simply a space of learning into a space where we practice global citizenry. This need is in part a response to constantly changing diverse make-up of students and teachers. It is also a response to changing political climates all around the … Continue reading Global Classroom Manifesto I : Written by Participants of the Praxis Conference 2017 at the University of Washington 

Pop-up Chronicles: AUGUST 14 2016 TURKO-ITALIAN APERITIVOS AT CAFFÈ TORINO/SEATTLE

Email to go out later this week but I wanted to announce here the upcoming event at Caffe Torino of Seattle on August 14th in the afternoon.Unlike the previous events, this is not a dinner instead an experimental afternoon that comes with a small but filling variety of bites (15 or so) where Andrea (owner of … Continue reading Pop-up Chronicles: AUGUST 14 2016 TURKO-ITALIAN APERITIVOS AT CAFFÈ TORINO/SEATTLE

Music Recommendation: Anoushka Shankar/Land of Gold

Anoushka Shankar released an album in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. I listened to the whole album played during a live performance in Seattle a month ago. It was fantastic. I do not want to call it "world music" because I hate the term and because it reveals nothing about the type of music you … Continue reading Music Recommendation: Anoushka Shankar/Land of Gold