Monthly Archives: July 2011

As I Look Back

Is there anything as difficult as making up your mind when faced with a crisis? Arthur Miller wrote: “A character is defined by the kinds of challenges he cannot walk away from. And by those he has walked away from … Continue reading

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Career or Job?

Shirley Conran wrote: “The difference between a career and a job is that a job gets you nowhere. If you plan a career, then a job should be a step towards a definite goal – when you accept a job … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Miracles

Do you believe in miracles and fairy tales? A miracle according to Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary is a wonder, an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs: an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, accomplishment. A fairy is … Continue reading

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A Fine Dark Place

We all at one point in our lives have read books, some more than others. There has always been a story we have been interested in, a character we have liked or even hated and have been unable to forget, … Continue reading

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Memory Has You

Hemingway once said that “war makes great material for writing.” True. Think of all these great books: A Farewell To Arms, The Sun Also Rises, Platoon, War and Peace, to name only a few. The first time I read some … Continue reading

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It’s Bad Enough

Have you ever woken up early one morning at dawn and quite unexpectedly noticed the twilight? Or some other day quite unexpectedly you saw a sunset, a starry sky, a scenery or the horizon, so beautiful, so exquisite that a … Continue reading

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Prejudice!

Albert Einstein wrote: “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.” According to The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary: A) Prejudice is an opinion, like or dislike, formed before one has adequate knowledge. B) Opinion is judgment not … Continue reading

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What Happened To Us?

In no day and age perhaps have we as people been more exposed or connected with the world than in ours. And hence we are more competitive than ever. We want to make it big. We hear stories of people … Continue reading

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The Magic Of The Giller

In 2006, on September 9, we moved into our house in Montreal, after waiting a whole month for our furniture to be delivered. Our personal belongings had been shipped from Dubai and the boxes filled every room of the house. … Continue reading

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People Will Never Forget

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” wrote Maya Angelou Have you ever found yourself as a teenager in the classroom where … Continue reading

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