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I Write

In the living room of my home in Montreal, in the dining room cabinet, on a shelf behind the glass is a picture of our family. It is an old photo taken in Dubai when my kids were still very … Continue reading

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Memories Can Never Rub Away

“A man is what he remembers. And he is free by virtue of what he remembers.” Leon Surmelian The internet is buzzing with news of Christian villages and towns being destroyed by rebels in Syria, churches burnt, nuns taken hostage … Continue reading

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Spring Is Full Of Promise

Saturday was an emotional day for me and my family. In fact last week in its entirety was a lot more emotional than any of the weeks before. My son got his engineering Iron Ring on Saturday evening. I was … Continue reading

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Happy Doodling!

I was leafing through one of my notebooks this morning, when I came to the following sentence that I had underlined in red. “Work with your negative blurts and try to change them into positive affirmatives.” Julia Cameron After I … Continue reading

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Did You Drink Coffee Today?

I think one of the vices that I have is drinking coffee. I try not to overdo it since I am not allowed to exceed three cups a day (doctor’s orders). According to my cardiologist, espresso and Arabic coffee are … Continue reading

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Wishing You All The Luck In The World

During a conversation on the phone last week somebody told me that my son is lucky and then repeated, “No, no your children are lucky.” I don’t know what upset me more, the way she said it, her tone of … Continue reading

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It Is So Disturbing

Things are not looking good again in Lebanon. Car bombs exploding every other day killing innocent people, the revolt in neighboring Syria and the political turmoil that is sweeping the Arab world. Recently I have stopped reading newspaper articles about … Continue reading

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Do You Believe In Signs?

Do you believe in signs? Do you believe that things didn’t happen in your life because they were not meant to be? Lately I am relentlessly being haunted by two regretful phrases: “if only” and “what if”. What if so … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Slow Down Sometimes

I find it strange how at some point in my existence, my life became so hectic and stressful. I was always doing things. Besides having a full time job, or sometimes even more than one job, I was also taking … Continue reading

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The Unlucky Number Thirteen

For the past week I haven’t written a single word. I say this with a sad heart. I had the flu and it was so bad that I had to stay in bed for a few days. It’s been years … Continue reading

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