The Importance of Being Bored

"I'm bored", whined a 10-year old. In less than a second the mother brandished a shiny new iPad from her handbag and shoved it under the child's nose; a beacon of entertainment available at the touch of her fingertips, the solution to boredom. As though boredom is a plague, and entertainment, the remedy. We are … Continue reading The Importance of Being Bored

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We Are Better Than This

I sank further into my seat, wincing helplessly at the ugly threads unspooling, weaving across the world wide web like wildfire, witnessing the scene unfolding in quiet. The brouhaha that had transpired over the past few weeks had involved a name I respect and admire, now thrown around in a smear-fest circus circling our global Muslim … Continue reading We Are Better Than This