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How Not to Get Trolled or Triggered: My 2009 Radio Interview with Laura Ingraham

Laura Ingraham and Playing Nice to Get Your Point Across Effectively

October 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

A Requiem and Hymn for The American Dream Team

Making America the GREATEST Economy Again: How to Lose and Regain American Swag “My swag was phenomenal.” ―Gilbert Arenas In the summer of 2004, I witnessed a Greek tragedy unfold … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rise of the Androcators: Will Machines Take Over The Teaching Profession?

“At first, the apps invaded the worksheets, Then the tablets took over the textbooks, And then, the Androcators arrived…”   And they will come. The teaching profession has lost its … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thank you Colorado University at Boulder!

Last month I had a great talk with a special group of select students from the Colorado University at Boulder.  The Leeds Honors Program came to Dubai and Abu Dhabi … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Ink of a Scholar: Great Beginners Books to Learn About Islam

For the past few years, the religion of Islam has been a hot topic in news and film media. Many popular depictions from these outlets offer dangerous misconceptions about Islam. … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Smartasses: You can teach with them, but you can’t teach without them

It’s usually that one student who has to say some smartass comment. They can’t help it, it’s in their nature and it’s their duty because they’re a smartass. Smartasses are … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · 5 Comments

From Then to Now – A Case for Black History Month

  During Black History Month in 2013, my wife’s friend, Kora, sent a short Facebook message to my wife jokingly asking, “Does this remind you of anyone we know?” below … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 1 Comment