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Earthquake in Haiti

The earthquake news from Haiti is very distressing. I was watching the evening news and it was heartbreaking. My native country Bangladesh is also in a severe earthquake prone zone along with its yearly flood and devastating hurricanes, and many buildings there are not made to withstand large earthquake like this. In front of unpredictable nature, we human beings still remain so much vulnerable. When the terrible news like this resurfaces the memories, so insignificant the life of mine feels, wish I could help more the distressed many around the world.

The information on donations that can be sent to Haiti found from the following locations:

http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake/#utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-sk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=haiti%20relief

 http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/13/haiti-disaster-relief-how-to-contribute/

A tearful statement from Governor General of Canada Michaelle Jean on Hati's earthquake is a must see in the following vide…

Olive Kitteridge is a great book

Olive Kitteridge is a great book! The writer Elizabeth Strout's mastery on the language, plots and the sheer artistry displayed through 13 stories linked by a few unforgettable characters, especially Olive and Henry, is highly recommended to devour. Read it slow, each word and each sentence, rewards seem other worldly.

Environmental Refugees Unable to Return Home

Are the impacts of Climate Change irreversible? Have we crossed the threshold point from which no point of return is possible anymore? For millions and millions of people of our world, Climate Change is not an arbitrary abstract concept that only can be heard occasionally from global pulpit of endless summits or from march of protesters' suppressed slogans around the globe. This is the painful reality for countless many. Where would the displaced millions go? The world should not just wait for the inevitable to happen in just mere years or months away. If we are really the most intelligent species with humanity as the core of our moral norm, a sustainable migration plan and action need to be in place for displaced human being like Mahe Noor and her family.in reference to: Environmental Refugees Unable to Return Home - NYTimes.com (view on Google Sidewiki)

Education Life

"...can an old brain learn, and then remember what it learns? Put another way, is this a brain that should be in school?

As it happens, yes."

Here is the trick: "The trick is finding ways to keep brain connections in good condition and to grow more of them..............for adults, one way to nudge neurons in the right direction is to challenge the very assumptions they have worked so hard to accumulate while young. With a brain already full of well-connected pathways, adult learners should “jiggle their synapses a bit” by confronting thoughts that are contrary to their own,"in reference to: "for adults, one way to nudge neurons in the right direction is to challenge the very assumptions they have worked so hard to accumulate while young. With a brain already full of well-connected pathways, adult learners should “jiggle their synapses a bit” by confronting thoughts that are contrary to their own,"
- Adult Learning - Neuroscience - How to Train the Aging Brai…

Blue Moon - a Poem

Blue Moon
By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel)
2010-01-01

Once in a blue moon
Wind howls through chilling freeze
Stopping growling hyenas on tracks
Of murderous sneeze

Once in a blue moon
Eagles soar above fogs and clouds
And treacherous fox hides
Behind displayed shrouds

By gone year and memories
Real and embedded
Sparkle flashes of neurons
Synaptic threaded

Sweeping away the chill and frill of night
The renewed sunlight bristles snowy trees and awn
Obliterating the shimmering blue moon
With shining rays of fulsome dawn