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Everything Became So Quiet

When I was younger, I used to love to stay awake at night till well after midnight. I loved to read and I also loved to watch the night from my window. I used to watch how the lights in … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To Happy Endings

When I was a little girl, like most children I was very afraid of the dark. We lived in the village, in a house with a big garden. My bedroom, overlooking the garden, had a huge window. On hot summer … Continue reading

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Are You A Winner Or A Loser In This Life

Are You A Winner Or A Loser In This Life ? The reason I ask this question is because recently I met with a few friends and acquaintances. One of the women present, whom I was meeting for the first … Continue reading

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New Beginning

“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I do agree with Emerson that … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 57,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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The Lights Are On

Years ago when I was a student in high school I was staying in Beirut at my aunt’s place, when the government was toppled and a military government took over. It had been almost a year since the civil war … Continue reading

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The First Snowfall of the Season

My daughter says that every time it snows, she thinks of Robert Frost’s poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ which is one of her favorites. Except, since we don’t live near any woods, rather than stopping to “watch … Continue reading

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Occupy

“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. Dream is also just a word until you decide to fight for it with all your enthusiasm and commitment.” Paulo Coelho We all have plans for a … 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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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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