A. Chalana

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Name: A. Chalana
Date registered: September 13, 2011
URL: http://chauler.webs.com
AIM: Ac2zoom
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Latest posts

  1. Evolution of Nature in Art — June 8, 2015
  2. Eco-Terrorism and the Wilderness Part 1: Considering Intention — June 8, 2015
  3. Rebellion vs. Love: Wannabe Adults? — April 19, 2015
  4. AutoPap as a Pathology Template — February 26, 2015
  5. Don Quijote: ¿Una comedía o una obra seria? — January 26, 2015

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Sep 10

This I Believe

I believe that the key to happiness lies in a continual search for knowledge and improvement without an end goal in mind or a fear of failure.  The former condition is difficult because of its subjectivity and reliance on a personal drive that seeks to find incentive in the journey when it is absent from …

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Sep 09

The Great Internet Slowdown

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites. Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening …

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Sep 09

First Sentence of The Crying of Lot 49

Paraphrase: Upon her return from a Tupperware party with disappointing fondue with too much kirsch, Mrs. Oedipa Maas heard that Pierce Inverarity, an ex-boyfriend who had once been a Real Estate mogul in California, had designated her as the executor of his large will. Oedipa Maas’ name, introduced nearly immediately in the first sentence of …

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Sep 08

What is SoCent?

Akshay Chalana Dr. Macaluso Ethics and Entrepreneurialism 8 September 2014 What is SocEnt? Being a hub for social innovation, Seattle is home to a very strong branch of the international group Social Venture Partners.  SVP’s goal is to seek out Social Entrepreneurs, business owners who are running companies or organizations that concern themselves with social …

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Sep 06

(Reflection) Commerce in the South Kirkland TOD

Projected Renters in Region by 2014

With the primary renters of the apartments being built in the South Kirkland Transit-Oriented-Development projected to be in the age range of 25 to 34 years old, the three necessary businesses that would be most ideal to locate in the retail complex below the apartments would be a coffee shop, a Bartell Drugs-style convenience store …

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Jul 09

Cuba 2014: Day 3

This morning began with much anxiety, as we were not at all sure what to expect from John. He showed up slightly early to meet us in our hotel lobby.  We started off with small talk about our visit to Cuba and what we had thought, then he presented his real reason for coming. He …

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Jul 08

Cuba 2014: Day 2

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We lost 4 today. They showed up late to our morning meeting and weren’t allowed to come to Salvador Gonzalez’s workshop/gallery, Revolution Square, el Hotel Nacional de Cuba, and Old Havana. Besides that, today was really interesting in general.   The first was defined by Salvador Gonzalez’s Santería-influenced art. Santería is one of the four …

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Jul 08

Cuba 2014: Day 1

Alas, many months late, I have gotten to posting these journal entries that I wrote.  As it happens, I ended up losing all but a few of my pictures when my iPhone was wiped during an update a week ago.  Therefore, though I had intended for much of this to be illustrated, it isn’t.  I …

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Jun 10

American Identity

American Identity is characterized by a constant search for success, as defined by society in opposition communities, rather than the individual, thus resulting in skewed perceptions and high rates of dissatisfaction.  The recent situation that I would cite as background for this would be a story on This American Life about American living in Paris. …

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Jun 10

Language and the Human Condition in Catch-22

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller is a literary work which is known to be based in the satire of the structures which existed at the time of WWII and the subsequent periods of the Korean and Cold Wars.  By most, this satire is seen to fulfill the purpose of generating and memorializing anti-war sentiment by demonstrating the …

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