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Arash's World · 6M ago

Honesty is a Lonely Word: Lies in Personal and Professional Lives

Everyone is so untrue, Billy Joel complains in his song. It does seem that honesty is lacking in today’s world. No matter where you look, you see that dishonesty is gaining ground. This is n...
Arash's World · 6M ago

Book Review of Philosophy: A Path to Peace

Who does not want peace? I know this is a rhetorical question and I am also aware that there are a handful of people out there who as a rule do no like peace. But for the rest of us, peace i...
Arash's World · 8M ago

Lifelong Bilingualism and its Effects on the Brain: UBC Quinn Memorial 2016

It was that time of the year again for me to attend the next Quinn Memorial Lecture at UBC. This annual event is filled with distinguished key speakers and the 2016 version presented us with...
Arash's World · 9M ago

Existential Analysis on how to understand and deal with Aggression

It was time for another enlightening talk by Alfried Längle held at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s hospital and this time around he was going to share with us his insights on aggression. The questio...
Arash's World · 10M ago

Lalun: Music out of this World and the Quest for Peace

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a concert entitled “Lalun – Dreams from Andalusia and the Silk Road” at the Vancouver Playhouse. I was intrigued by this musical ensemble as they a...
Arash's World · 10M ago

Civilizing the Land: The Australian Western The Proposition

The Proposition (2005) is written by alternative rock musician and occasional novelist Nick Cave and is directed by John Hillcoat, perhaps better known for his later atmospheric yet quite de...
Arash's World · 11M ago

The American Founding Fathers – Heroes or Swindlers?

For some time now I have been quite fascinated with early American history, including the founding fathers of the Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and the fir...
Arash's World · 11M ago

Intimate Relationship between Astrophysics and Arts

One of my constant and recurrent joys is to attend the exquisite lectures of the Unveiling the Universe series presented by TRIUMF and held at Science World. Last night we had the pleasure t...
Arash's World · 11M ago

American Use of Atomic Bombs to Show Power

On August 6 and August 9, 1945, the United States under Harry Truman and despite criticism from General Eisenhower and Manhattan Project scientists dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese c...
Arash's World · 11M ago

Publication of my First Novel: Marcel Legrand’s Love Affairs

I am very excited to have my first novel published online! Love Affairs: Tales of Love, Romance, and Sex is available for purchase for only $1.99 at Smashwords as well as at a number of reta...