Month: October 2017

GenEd: The Roads Not Taken

Doctor. Lawyer. Pharmacist. Engineer. If all else fails, be a teacher. "It is concerning—if not blatantly outrageous—that an entire community’s sense of accomplishment boils down to these narrow, shallow, and utterly invalid standards of success."

Be Like A tree by Wissam Charafeddine

Be like a tree, a poem recited in Arab by Wissam Charafeddine in the Dearborn Open Mic about being like a tree in its peace and giving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXRraNdHyfM  

Have You Audited Yourself?

When was the last time you sat your self down and had an honest conversation with yourself? An honest one. Most people have not. If you're the type of person with goals and dreams and know deep down that you're capable of achieving them then you should almost always audit yourself. From the candy bar, ...

Serving Time At Gas Station – Part 1

Did you serve your time? That is the nick name given to working in a gas station when you first immigrate to Dearborn or first start looking for a  job as a young Arab American. Although Gas Station Attendant is rated as one of the most dangerous jobs in America, Arab Americans, in Michigan specially, ...

Del Taco Receipt Analysis

https://youtu.be/DZ_1p1k7UtI

Arab Arts Forum Joins Major Conference in Detroit

DIWAN7 EXAMINES ISSUES, TRENDS IN ARAB AMERICAN ART Biennial conference joins MOVE 2017 Arab American summit Includes premiere of new commissioned music score, opening of new AANM exhibition on LGBTQ themes Dearborn, Mich. (Oct. 16, 2017) – Over the past 12 years and six convenings, the Arab American National Museum’s (AANM) DIWAN: A Forum for ...

Coming out

You know how sexuality is such a taboo topic to discuss in many parts around the world but it especially is one in our Middle Eastern community. Now, sexual orientation is even a bigger taboo to come near to than sexuality in general is. Western societies have not come completely in peace with it either. ...

A Hobby Sparks Fulfillment

Do something you love because you enjoy it, whatever it may be. The ROI is extremely rewarding not only in self-fulfillment but in your professional career as well.  Doing something that you love for work is like meeting someone you love and marrying them.  It's the same analogy with doing what you love for work. ...

The Pollution Series: Light Pollution in Dearborn

After talking about the Noise Pollution in the last episode, I started noticing more and more the sound of the streets and highways.  Did you know that there are different sound quotient for each of the different materials that roads are made of? More on that here: http://www.pavementinteractive.org/pavement-noise/ But today I will talk about light pollution ...