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I Have Learned Less About Writing

“I have learned less about writing and received less encouragement from English instructors than I have from reading or listening to a working artist relate how a single creation- poem, play, short story, novel- was brought to life and to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays!

Today is Christmas. That special time of year when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus. I am a Christian but not Catholic. Being Armenian and born in a small village in the east of Lebanon where the … Continue reading

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Maybe I Should Feel Lucky

In a few days it will be exactly nine months that I lost my husband. On the 16th to be exact. Last night when I checked my calendar for any appointments that I have this week, I realized that the … Continue reading

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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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Fear Is Felt By All Writers

John Cheever called the life of a serious writer “quite a dangerous career.” Years ago, when I first decided to take up writing seriously I felt hesitant and scared. I thought that being scared was my shameful weakness. A weakness … Continue reading

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Keeping Promises

Man is by nature a social animal. In fact society is based on the links and the relationships between people. At a very young age we learn to adapt to our surroundings to get along with the people around us. … Continue reading

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In Search Of Completeness

Things are not looking good again in Lebanon, not with the revolt in neighboring Syria and the political turmoil that is sweeping the Arab world in the name of uprising. For almost a year now I have stopped reading newspaper … 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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Dear Readers

It has been exactly a year since I started my blog. I would like to thank you all for following, reading and commenting on my posts. Thanks to your support I was able to swirl and swing words to convey … 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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