Who’s Behind The Curtain

So any guesses? Come on? Know any famous Asians these days? Who? Hu? Who?!? No. Not Hu. It’s Xi. Xi Jinping. Xi who will soon be obeyed… (it’s pronounced like ‘she’ if you’re wondering). OK, that was a terrible joke. So after all the excitement and collective exhalation, not to mention the relief, of Barry’s … Continue reading

Textbooks As Manipulation (Part One)

The first real instances of educational literature we come across, by and large, come from our school textbooks. This is kind of obvious if you think about it; if you consider that most people are in school around the ages of five or six (lets not haggle over the large sections of the global population … Continue reading

Eye Contact and Other Misdemeanors

What is the line between a glimpse and a full on stare? Does it creep you out? Staring? What about reading something over the shoulder of someone? Or slurping? I’m presently on the metro (where I seem to do much of my writing these days; my phone autocorrects metro to meteor which makes for a … Continue reading