Hi, I'm Ara and this is my blog.

Dr. Dobbs India Debrief

My plane touched down in Bangalore at around 4:30 in the morning. I made my way out of the terminal to a driver waiting to drive me to the conference hotel where I’d be staying for the first leg of the conference. An hour’s drive later, I walked into my hotel room. The conference started in […]

The trouble with Spider-Man

I’m a big fan of Spider-Man and have  been watching a lot of the different animated series on Netflix lately. The more of it I watch though, the more a few things really stand out to me. In fact, so much so that it distracts from the storytelling. Now granted, not only is the show fictional […]

Goodbye, Steve.

Thanks for being such an inspiration. May you rest in peace. 

Hurdle of the Mind

As some of you who follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ may know, I started taking CrossFit classes earlier this year. As I’d expected, it was physically challenging. Though to my great surprise, it was as much, if not more mentally challenging. In other words, during most workouts, my mind threatens to give out way before […]

The Power of Reading

If you’ve lived at all, you know that you only learn by doing. Picking up a ball and playing the game is a lot more informative to your understanding of a sport than just watching it on TV. Trying to build anything is a lot more educational than watching Bob Vila do it. And you […]

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