The Summer is Slipping Away

Kids go back to sleep this week. Back to the routine. Could I just put the summer on pause? Lunches, backpacks, seat belts, drop-off, pick-up, etc.


100 Individual Lightning Bolts

A time-lapse image of lightning bolts from a thunderstorm near Mudanya in Turkey on June 16. (Image credit: Uğur İkizler) A photographer has captured a striking time-lapse photo of more than 100 individual lightning bolts during a fierce thunderstorm in Turkey. Astrophotographer Uğur İkizler created the electrifying image by combining shots of the sky near his home in the coastal…


“Patakha Guddi” Remix Loading

“Patakha Guddi” is a Bollywood song from the 2014 film “Highway” that was composed by A. R. Rahman. The song features the Nooran Sisters, who are known for their Sufi-style vocals and have also worked with him on other projects. The song was well-received and became popular upon its release at the time. Now another…

A Florida town, once settled by former slaves, fights over “sacred land” (CBS News)

“This is sacred land,” said N.Y. Nathiri, a third-generation resident of Eatonville, Fla. “It’s special for us. It’s who we are. And we’re not going to let them take it away from us, no.” Nathiri heads the association to preserve the Eatonville community, a town founded in 1887 by Joe Clark. That it even happened…

Ramadan Nights

“Aap woh joh bacho ki doctor hai ki bahu.” “Nahi, meh bacho ki doctor ki bheti.” #keepitmoving

The Future of AI: Satya Nadella and Jared Spataro introduce Microsoft Copilot

Just a month after announcing artificial intelligence integration with its search engine Bing and browser Edge, Microsoft is introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot, a tool that’ll work with you in its collection of apps including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and more. In a blog post on Thursday, Microsoft said the new AI tool will increase creativity and productivity. “Copilot gives you…

Komma Uyyala

“Naatu Naatu” was maybe the third or fourth best song in RRR. “Dosti” had better vocals, choreography, and cinematography. “Komuram Bheemudo” was fairly intense as were the costumes and make-up in it. I would not have been offended if all these non-Indians, non-South Asian dancers were part of that score on stage. But it doesn’t…


The Power of Truth-Telling



Spring semester Word to the Wise: Smile.