When “Private” Ceases to Exist

Data Collection, Data Profiling and Issues With the advent of the 21st century, connected devices are becoming the norm. Each hacking incident draws eyeballs on the security of the device and/or the services we use. Google, Facebook, Apple and most other companies are collecting data about us for targeted marketing and advertising, ways to seek new... Continue Reading →

Theremin and Clara Rockmore

I played this Google Doodle today. The instrument in the doodle is called a Theremin and it was put in there to commemorate the 105th birthday of Clara Rockmore, a Lithuanian Virtuosa performer of the Theremin. Why does this instrument appeal to me? What Theremin dreamed up was an electronic instrument with two primary circuits: a pitch... Continue Reading →

It Rained Today

It rained today The weather report had predicted before But some event would unfold I had never known It rained today And suddenly I felt that cold It had memories of the past I could feel it within me once more While I was still breathing My thoughts whirled inside If I cried, I wouldn't... Continue Reading →

Time and Travel

My name is Idris Maymoon Samataar Guleed. Previously of Dikhil. Now an eternal traveller seeking the measure of man and earth! An excerpt from Idris by Anita Nair As I read this the first time, it intrigued me. How did Anita Nair manage to capture such a phenomenally simple idea? Read it again, you'll find... Continue Reading →

Homeless

My skin withers My legs grow colder And I sing for joy The night slowly darkens I sit in the pavement As I watch the road Moving cars in fast lanes Kids watching my suitcase My home is gone And when the wind blows I shudder and feel old Drunk my sorrows, no regrets Tonight... Continue Reading →

Our Time

Like the wind, a subtle touch Your cheek as it rests on my shoulder Palms clasped gently, soft caress Your eyes, deep with warmth The night is a sweet rapture Then you settle in my arms Seconds pass like hours I feel your breath, soft and serene I don't want to let you go I... Continue Reading →

The Sea

Blue as the sea Gentle yet fierce Words trapped to speak For once she might suffer His mind still revolts The heart grows fonder Flips page after page And the story grows longer Plots through his head A treasure of dreamless spirit He wriggles to pass through Careless, misgivings Behind calmness of blue Run currents... Continue Reading →

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