Posted in Music, Reviews, Taylor Swift, Uncategorized

Taylor Swift’s New Song ‘Gorgeous’ is…Gorgeous!

Taylor announced her new song ‘Gorgeous’ on Thursday with a teaser of the beginning of the song and 2 pink posts that read ‘Midnight Eastern’ and ‘Available Everywhere’.

I’ll be honest: I seriously thought about staying up to listen to it. I also considered going to bed, but setting my alarm for midnight so I could wake up, listen to the song, and then go back to bed. I was worried that if I did that, I wouldn’t be able to fall back asleep!

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Registering to Vote in the 2016 US Election Just Got Easier

WordPress just added this feature!

I think it’s really awesome that companies that have the power to do something like this are stepping up and taking initiative.

The Blog

It’s time!

As a company whose mission is to democratize publishing, we believe strongly in helping everyone in our community make their voice heard regardless of their political affiliation. So we’ve teamed up with HelloVote to make it easy to register for the upcoming elections in the US — right here on

Introducing a quick, easy way to register

The election might be mere weeks away, but it’s not too late to register. HelloVote is a sleek voter-registration tool that allows any US-based visitors to your site to register to vote or check their registration status. If you activate the tool, anyone from the US will see a small box at the bottom-right corner of your site where, by entering their phone number, they’ll be able to complete their registration (or verify they’re already registered) in under a minute.


The tool will be automatically disabled on October 12, when…

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Calling All Heroes!


Calling All Heroes!

Look who is raising money for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart event. Please donate today and give the gift of life!

Donate to me today: Donate Today

We are doing something called Jumprope For Heart at school, and we raise money for people with heart disease. Please help make a difference by checking out my donation page.

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Updated Rules For Authors

I would like the authors to please check the revised and updated Rules For Authors page, and review my expectations for you as members of the Kiranmathew community.

Some of you may have noticed we had an author named THE CHIEF BLOGGER who disobeyed several rules on his first post. Thankfully I was visiting the blog at that time and removed the post, as well as the author.

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Four Zika Virus Cases Reported In Canada


The four cases are spread across Canada. There are two in British Columbia, one in Alberta and a newly disclosed case in Quebec, all of them involving recent travel, Dr. Gregory Taylor (right) said.

While mosquitoes are the main source of transmission, Mr. Tayor says there are other possible ways to transmit the virus. He says there is some evidence of mother-to-child transmission, although there are few reports which state so.



1. What is Zika and why is it so serious?

The Zika virus is a flavivirus, part of the same family as yellow fever, West Nile, chikungunya and dengue. But unlike some of those viruses, there is no vaccine to prevent Zika or medicine to treat the infection.

Zika is commanding worldwide attention because of an alarming connection between the virus and microcephaly, a neurological disorder that results in babies being born with abnormally small heads. This causes severe developmental issues and sometimes death.


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Kiranmathew’s Digital Phase

Blog post by Kiran Mathew.

I told you there would be some changes in my earlier post, The Many Faces Of KiranmathewI said you could expect a more digital version. Well, it’s here. Enjoy the many new features, looks and more!



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The Powerball

Winning Numbers 1/13/2016

4 8 19 27 34 10

Current Estimated Jackpot

$40  Million

One of the largest Powerball jackpots would have to be the 1.5 billion prize that somebody one on January 13th. Although, it didn’t start that way.

It started out as 400 million dollars, but nobody won that drawing.

Then it raised to 900 million-already breaking records-and nobody won that either.

Then it raised to 1.5 billion and somebody won. The wining tickets were sold in Florida, California and Texas.

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People Who Are Shaping The World

Blog post by Kiran Mathew.

The world is rapidly changing, because of people, climate, land and other things. But who’s changing it?

Who has the power to do that? To motivate the world. I’ll tell you who, it’s the list of people below:

Barack Obama~President of the United States

Taylor Swift~Singer/Songwriter

Verghese Mathew~Cardiologist

Malala Yousafsai~Activist for female education

Vladimir Putin~President of Russia

Pope Francis~Pope

Mark Zuckerberg~Founder of Facebook

Angela Mathew~Director of surgical Operations, U of M

Thanks for taking the time to read the post!

Posted in Books, General, Uncategorized

Gleen Wood

INTRO: By Grace Westpfahl

Gleen Wood is a story about a group of kids who have magic powers. They use them to stop evil in the world, and learn a few things along the way. Read as they defeat evil such as The Voodoo Lord and his evil minions, the Shapeshifter, and thousands of others.

Read the first chapter!!

Gleen Wood

By:Grace Westpfahl, Saleha Ali, and Kiran Mathew

CHAPTER ONE: The letters

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The birthstone of January is garnet, which can come in a variety of colors. Someone born in January has extremely powerful willpower, and able to help other people be the person they want to be.

They can be a powerful ally, but a formidable enemy: don’t get on their bad side!

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Scorpion & Supergirl

Supergirl, (Mondays, 7-8 PM, CST) just began this year.

Kara Zor-El (renamed Supergirl by National City)


12-year-old Kara Zor-El leaves her dying planet Krypton with her baby cousin to travel to Earth. Her pod gets knocked off-course and by the time she reaches Earth, her cousin (Superman) has already grown up and began defending the world.

She conceals her powers until a recent accident faced her to reveal her powers to the world.


Scorpion, (Mondays, 8-9 PM, CST) is a show about Walter O’Brien and his team of geniuses. They work for Homeland Security and tackle worldwide problems that require their intellectual power.

(From left to right) Sylvester (math genius), Happy (mechanic), Toby (Harvard trained physiatrist, Walter (team leader/ overall genius), Paige (normal, manager of the team), and Kabe (works at Homeland).


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Lego League

Lego League started at 8:00 AM and will end at 6:00 PM. This post is one of many that I will start to write called “Live Feed” posts. That means that I will constantly update it.

Anyway, continuing on Lego League:

The day is organized into sections; we competed to get the most points at 9:15, 10:40 and 12:30. We also showcased things for the judges, like when we showed them our robot design, programming, and when we showed them our invention.

The theme was trash, so we had to create an invention to help solve the problem. Our team created a machine that goes into the ocean to take away the trash using a vacuum, thus protecting animals that have gone endangered because of trash.

During the awards ceremony, my team (the Pollution Warriors) won the Team Spirit Award, for cheering on other teams.


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Do You Ever Want To Write But Have Trouble Getting Your Feelings On The Page?

Well, do you? I can remember several times where I wanted to write but couldn’t write what I was thinking about.

And then, there’s that time when you have so many ideas I don’t even know what to write about first.

It can be frustrating, and can be difficult. At times like these I do multiple things:

Scroll down Twitter and like everything.

Read other blogs.

Write anyways.


Everyone should have a backup plan and a plan to resolve these comple emotions.

Posted in Diving Deep, Uncategorized

Thinking Deep (part 2)

This time, our topic is: HOW WAS LANGUAGE DEVELOPED?

I keep thinking, how was language developed? I mean, it’s not like one person could have walked up to another person and said, “Hey! I just invented a new word! It is called ‘word’! It means a word!” because there would be no way to communicate that!

It has left me puzzled for quite a while, and I still haven’t figured it out.

That is the purpose of the DIVINGDEEP/THINKINGDEEP series, to ponder abstract thoughts.


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Coming Up: #JosephineLamanson Is Almost Here

If you read my earlier post about the massive title change for my newest installment in the “Jack The Fourteen-Year-Old Wizard” series. The book is NOW: “Josephine Lamanson Learns Magic”. I changed the title because I felt like I wanted to make Josephine the main character.

Anyway, the book is almost finished, and will soon be released! I estimate it will be about another month or two, depending on how much I get done.

I advise you to promote the book: tell your friends about the blog and post on social media using the tag: #JosephineAndTheGangIsBack!



After the Minnesota Boychoir completed ‘Home Alone in concert’ with the Minnesota Orchestra, those who had come to watch left, after lovingly congratulating me on an amazing performance (a small video here).

In more depth, visiting was my Aunt Jaime, Ammy and Appy (my father’s parents), Nana (my mom’s mom) my Uncle Tom and my cousins Katlyn, Kabryna and Braydon.

A few days after everyone left, Aunt Jaime sent this to my mom:

I truly think it is the sweetest thing ever, and I was really impressed, because of 2 things:

One, he spelled ‘because’ right. can’t even do that without spellcheck!


Share if you agree.

A True #Symbol Of #Love

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Leatherback Turtle Factsheet

Leatherback turtles are the largest turtle in the world, as well as one of the most remarkable.

For example, if the temperature in their eggs gets below 25.5° Celsius, the hatchlings will be male. If the temperatures rise above that, the hatchlings will be female.

Also, leatherbacks are named for their shell, which isn’t hard like other turtle’s. It’s smooth, like leather. Hence leatherback sea turtle.

Leatherbacks are endangered. There are an estimated 60,000 left in the wild, which actually isn’t a lot.

For more information, visit the SEE Turtles webiste or the World Wildlife website.

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Miss Piggy Was A Smash Hit At The AMAs!

During a break in the AMAs, Miss Piggy surprised audiences by appearing and singing Adele’s smash hit Hello.

Dressed similarly to the video, Miss Piggy mimicked the music video. C0-starring playing Adele’s lover, was none other than Kermit the Frog.

People say the video was made because of their breakup.

Watch the video here:

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The Dangers Of Ocean Trash To Sea Turtles (and other marine life)

Many people are aware about our trash problem, but most people aren’t aware how much it affects out environment. 2 years ago, the green sea turtle nearly went extinct, but thanks to extensive conservation efforts from the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, the green sea turtles are better.

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