January 2009

60 Minutes Report on the West Bank

January 31, 2009

Last Sunday’s 60 Minutes featured a story about the West Bank and Israel. In this segment, 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon ventures over to the West Bank and Israel and is a witness to the lives Palestinians live. He also speaks to several people about how viable the two state solution actually is. In addition, […]

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Messing Around With Ubuntu

January 30, 2009

A long time ago, I thought it would be kind of cool to install Ubuntu on my laptop. I understand that one’s definition of ‘kind of cool’ may deviate from the path of installing an operating system but I figured it would be a good learning experience. I bought the official Ubuntu book to get […]

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Frost/Nixon/Thoughts

January 29, 2009

I finally caught Frost/Nixon at the theater and was pretty entertained. The movie depicts the events leading up to and including the interviews of Former President Richard M. Nixon, the only president to ever resign, conducted by TV personality David Frost. I wasn’t aware of these interviews at all until this movie was advertised (I […]

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“Where Are You From?”

January 28, 2009

I was on the MUNI Metro last week (see previous entry) when a guy sitting close to me asked me a question I dread: “Where are you from?” No “hi”, “hello”, “salaam” or anything before. Just “Where are you from?” I don’t like that question and it’s hard for me to explain exactly why. The […]

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30 Posts in 30 Days…

January 27, 2009

… officially kicked off today with my SF Underground post. I’m doing this for myself to write a bit more constantly but I would totally welcome an audience. Feel free to read along.

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The Existence of the SF Underground

January 27, 2009

So last week, I had the pleasure of watching a movie at the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco. The theater is currently home to a Film Noir festival titled Noir City. I watched Deadline: USA, starring Humphrey Bogart. The film was really good and instilled in the viewer the importance of the media. But […]

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Gaza

January 18, 2009

I’ve been really late to post anything about Gaza and while I wanted to, I felt like everything I wanted to say has already been said on the internet more eloquently and better researched. Apparently, there is a cease fire now in effect that is to last about a week but I still wanted to […]

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Striving to be a Better Person

January 3, 2009

Two years ago today my dad passed away and I realized something: There are still a few things I need to come to terms with. I still harbor some bitterness inside and I need to do my best to get rid of it. I still think of things that happened during that time, things that […]

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