You probably already knew that Islam was having a scientific golden age during Europe’s middle ages, and making tons of scientific and medical discoveries. (Which is why we use words like “algebra.”) But you might not know that some of the earliest proto-science fiction came from the Islamic world.
Ah! So now, in spite of knowing a few people, and being capable of going out, I am feeling somewhat lonely and homesick. Walking through the campus during a coffee break I felt overcome by my loneliness and was almost moved to tears. It was nice receiving a phone call from my friend Ginevra. I miss certain friends in spite of chatting with them frequently. This is mirroring a lot of my friends moving to new cities, which is cool because they all turned out fine :-) I love them.
Our president is on a really insane tip. It seems like we don’t know what we don’t know.