Cold Instruments

Cold instruments drill

Creating fearful vibrations,

Nervous smile, 

Open wide

For the clatter off the drill

To collide with a surprise

A pain you’ll always recognize 

Don’t fret the pain will subside

Well, maybe…


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Alive in the Arctic: Dinosaurs of the High Arctic

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Baby bones are rare in most places, even those that produce lots of dinosaur egg fossils like the southern regions of Canada, Mongolia and the U.S.A.,” says University of Calgary paleontologist Darla Zelenitsky.

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Did you know that Dinosaurs used to roam and nest in the High Arctic? Well, they did and tiny fossils were discovered suggesting that the reptiles stayed there year long without migrating. Paleontologists have slowly gathered young dinosaur bones and not just one species, but many. Moreover, finding these bones from young dinosaurs is a reason for Paleontologists to be elated because those bones are rare. The reason is, young baby Dinosaur bones were rarely preserved due to their size and susceptibility to being victims to carnivorous predators.  University of Alaska paleontologist Pat Druckenmiller and his colleagues found the fragile remains of baby hadrosaurs, horned dinosaurs, raptors, and tyrannosaurs. “The discovery of these tiny bones and teeth was no small accomplishment,” Druckenmiller says. Whenever we see depictions of Dinosaurs in the media it usually shows them living in a stone age that was desolate or verdant, but never ones that lived in cold climates. In regards to that, Polar Dinosaurs acclimated to the harsh environment and didn’t find the need to migrate to a warmer region or hibernate. In closing, for more information on this topic please check out the link for this article below.

Frigid plains of the Arctic, 

Where Dinosaurs roamed and ruled, 

Exploring with vigilance, 

‘Cause predators were not far 

Massive and proud with their spiked tails, 

Strong and agile they moved through the ice caps, 

They were the lords of the cold north, 

Forever remembered by their legacy,

Snow blanketed the land, 

A pure white coating across the ground, 

A powerful pack of prehistoric giants, 

Each one a force to be reckoned with, profound

How does this sound? 

These days baby Dino bones can still be found in the ground 

Tales still whisper in the wind, 

Of great creatures that once lived 

Sweet n’ Smoky

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This poem was inspired by an article I read about the endangerment of incense in myrrh cultivation and trade in Northern Somalia.  As a Somali American, I’ve always been fascinated with the history of incense and myrrh in the country and how significant it is not only to Somalis but the rest of the world. Furthermore, the country is the largest exporter of incense to regions such as the Middle East and the Western world. Not to mention, is it believed that the three kings of the biblical nativity carried three precious gifts to commemorate the birth of Jesus, and from then on this region of Somalia (it’s Somaliland but from my perspective and the UN it’s always going to be Somalia) has been the epicenter of cultivation and distribution of Incense and Myrrh for the world to enjoy.

A sweet and smoky aroma to share

The billowing smoke dances in the air 

A pleasant and calming trance. 

Let the fragrance envelop the room, 

It’s an elixir of comfort and bloom 

Bringing delight to those who are near

But the motherland’s horn is in fear of losing what is dear

To their hearts

Sour like a Sweet Tart

A nomad’s cherished land is being taken apart

Operation mining for Gold, 

but the perseverance in these people 

Won’t allow them to fold

Reminiscent of times long gone, 

Reminding us of times we soon won’t forget

Though the days will pass, 

The night will bring something new

A smell of Incense that’s sure to rouse


A sinking feeling of exclusion,

Like warmth escaping a fire on a cold night

It’s a feeling that is inexplicable, 

It’s as if no one can hear your plight

Your worth is undermined constantly, 

Making you feel minuscule and unseen, 

A heavy weight on your soul, 

There’s no relief until you’re whole. 

Your heart aches for somebody who cares, 

The validation only comes from the people who dare, 

The same feelings of being broken and unseen, 

Until one day, you are all that you should be

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No matter how long

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A tale of times past and present, 

Of dreams that linger and events that are spent

A journey of a life we’ve all come to know,

For better or worse 

One step at a time, no matter how slow

Through laughter and tears, darkness and light, 

We live our days with all our might 

The search for meaning, joy, and peace, 

The search for something that won’t cease 

Enduring memories, fleeting moments remain glowing, 

The beauty of life is subjective for all we know

It’s a story of love reaching far and wide, 

From the depths of our souls, ever so persistent and intense,

It carries us through, no matter how long

Face the Feedback

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When one gets vague feedback on how they should conduct themself in their personal and professional life, their ego takes over and they become defensive. It’s understandable and totally normal, but it’s not their fault they would react that way. In fact, this type of feedback even if it might not be constructive can give way for a person to be inquisitive. For example, an employee is going in for a performance review and their boss needs them to be more of a team player or needs them to work harder. This nebulous statement is not innocuous in the employee’s mind because they take it as an affront to their character and need to prove the boss wrong, which can end badly if they’re not composed. Furthermore, if composed the employee should ask their boss to expound on how they can improve their personal and collaborative performance. If questions aren’t asked, that ego is going to internalize that vague “negative” feedback and it can become debilitating once it becomes a part of your mindset moving forward. Moreover, make sure to thank the person providing you with the feedback, as it is likely they have invested time and energy into helping you. Lastly, take constructive criticism in stride and use it as an opportunity to grow and learn.

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