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    From an emirate to space travel (and back again)

    From an emirate to space travel (and back again)

    I did not intend to write about Afghanistan, or the land of the Afghans, or as they call the tomb of empires, but, I felt obliged from another perspective to write…

    Music as an expression of protest against class and racial divisions

    Music as an expression of protest against class and racial divisions

    “Violence only benefits those who have nothing to lose.” – Jean Paul Sartre The great pianist virtuoso Duke Ellington once said that, “the masters, frightened by the silence of their…

    Isaac Asimov’s Guide to the Bible

    Isaac Asimov’s Guide to the Bible

    A Witty, Erudite Atheist’s Guide to the World’s Most Famous Book Everyone should read the Bible, and—I’d argue—should read it with a sharply critical eye and the guidance of reputable…

    The True Story About The Creature Known as The Mothman

    The True Story About The Creature Known as The Mothman

    Between November 15, 1966 and December 15, 1967 a string of incredible, but disturbing, sightings took place in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia of a “large flying man…

    The secret libraries of history

    The secret libraries of history

    Beneath the streets of a suburb of Damascus, rows of shelves hold books that have been rescued from bombed-out buildings. Over the past four years, during the siege of Darayya,…