Archive for August 2017

The Dark Side of Nancy Mulligan

Adapted by Riya Aarini from “Nancy Mulligan” by Ed Sheeran   I was 24 years old When I met the woman who’d Steal my horse She’d call it love Then swing like a pro with a lasso rope   She was Nancy Mulligan An outlaw on the run again She took my loot and Then... Read more »

Given to Me

Given the choice of a ripened mango Or handheld nugget of pure 24K gold I can assure you I’d favor nature’s fruit. It is far more valuable than earth’s rock.   The diamond-lit sky, shimmering from above, Is an infinite beauty free to me, like love, And dazzles far greater than the Kohinoor diamond, Sitting... Read more »

Life is a Hoax

Life is a petty, unfortunate fling Filled with angst and dreadful things It hangs precipitously like the moon And can be over never, ever too soon Vulnerable and mean, life is a terrible hoax That only in death requires a celebratory toast

Gene Editing Allows Man to Fly

It is the year 2040 and gene manipulation is at the height of its powers. Man is no longer malformed or unhealthy—gene editing has eliminated all traces of disease. As a result, the earth is overpopulated with healthy, robust humankind. Scientists now turn to the sky as a habitable residence for the human population. Gene... Read more »

Phyllo S'mores

You can’t have baklava every month. Or can you? Really, no, you can’t. So the idea of Phyllo S’mores sprung up. Let’s get to it:   1 package of phyllo sheets Butter (can be omitted if preferred) 1 package of 12 oz chocolate chips 1 package of mini marshmallows   Preheat the oven to the... Read more »

The Double-Edged Sword of Extreme Creativity

Those gifted with the possession of extreme creativity suffer from a double-edged sword—that of excruciating loneliness as well as the blessing of heightened creativity. The creative has no genuine friends, no sincere lover, not a soul in whom to confide; therefore h/she suffers a complete disconnect socially—yet is able to connect with the world’s people... Read more »