Monthly Archives: September 2011

What Was I Thinking

James Joyce once said; “History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” Years ago in Dubai, when my kids were still in elementary school, my son asked me one day as I picked him up after class, … Continue reading

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No Place To Call Home

“Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas put forth a historic U.N. membership bid for an independent state of Palestine on Friday. The formal application drew applause in the assembly when the Palestinian leader raised the document at the podium during his speech … Continue reading

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All That Is Left

How I love it when the Giller longlist is out! The air buzzes with excitement as enthusiastic readers and authors impatiently wait for the final night, November 8, to arrive, when the winner will be announced during a gala ceremony … Continue reading

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We Are Human Because

“The things that make me very angry are injustice and bullying. If I see someone bullying a woman or child in the street, or kicking a dog, I go completely mad.” Susannah York I personally go ballistic, beyond crazy, and … Continue reading

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Something Missing

I recently finished reading a biography of one of my favorite authors. Just days before I had read the same writer’s autobiography. That’s what I usually do. I read the memoirs, the life story written by the author, and then … Continue reading

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I Remember

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 I would like once again to express my deep sorrow for all the lives lost and my sympathy to all those people who lost their loved ones. I cannot help but … Continue reading

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Writing Is Writing

Do you as a writer feel guilty when you are not writing, and yet you assure yourself that you are not wasting time? That on the contrary you are getting in the mood or preparing for the task? As E.L. … Continue reading

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