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Features different thoughts – random, yet focused.  As the words write the author! Songs I write, songs that others write, and songs I wish I wrote! My academic and professional research publications.  The pen is mightier than the sword!

Why blog? (Or, why should you read my blog?)

I have always wanted an outlet where I can write my thoughts and feelings.  My English high school mentor would always say, “Write to express, not to impress!”  To this day, I vividly remember those words.

Looking back at what I’ve written in the early 2010’s, I feel funny and embarrassed for myself.  Yet, I don’t want to delete them because they reflect how I viewed things from a perspective of unabashed idealism and a hint of naivete.  Most of them were written during my undergraduate college years.

Things change, time marches on, and we move along.

This virtual place is where I offer drops of my bits in this ever growing world of bytes. Hopefully, some drops will be powerful enough to create ripple effects.

In between gullibility and skepticism

In between gullibility and skepticism We cannot be too trusting; we may be fooled especially by those who act in bad faith. This makes us gullible. We cannot be too doubting; we may lose opportunities of relating with those who act in good faith. This makes us unhealthy skeptics. The challenge, yet again, is to […]