Monthly Archives: August 2011

Between Saturday and Monday

My son came to my room this morning and said, “I can’t believe school starts so soon!” “When exactly does it start?” I asked. “The day after tomorrow. You know, there’s not much time left,” he said. “Well, there are … Continue reading

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There’s No Limit

I love this time of the year. My favorite season being Autumn, I love the days prior to it too, when the schools are about to open. There’s a certain buzz around that you do not find during the rest … Continue reading

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The Voice Of Change

As you may all know by now, I like to start my day waking up early to read and have my coffee. I stopped reading the newspaper lately. I realized that on days I do not read the paper, I … Continue reading

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Night And Day

Do you ever wonder how different your perception of things is between day and night? Do you notice how when you look outside your window at night at your surroundings, and see the lights on in your neighbor’s house, you … Continue reading

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I Told You So

By now most of you are familiar with my love affair with The Scotiabank Giller Prize (The Magic Of The Giller). Two days ago I read the following article: “The Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest prize for fiction, has a … Continue reading

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Can’t You Read English?

In October 1988 Naguib Mahfouz, an Egyptian writer, won the Nobel Prize for literature. When I first heard the news I was ecstatic. “Finally. I told my husband. Now the rest of the world will know him and read his … Continue reading

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And I Thought

Hemingway wrote: “You are an expatriate. One of the worst type. Haven’t you heard that? Nobody that ever left their own country ever wrote anything worth printing. Not even in the newspapers.” “You are an expatriate. You lost touch with … Continue reading

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