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Even Writing Can’t Calm The Dread!

Lately I often make myself promise to not watch the news, and I fail. If I don’t watch it on TV, I read it on the internet. I get so disturbed and lose sleep over the events taking place around … Continue reading

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The Devil You Know!

There’s an old saying that goes, “The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.” Aren’t Iraq, Egypt and Syria examples enough? Growing up in Lebanon, I studied Arabic literature in high school and later even took … Continue reading

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Will They Like It?

Yesterday was Father’s Day. Another year has passed without him. Yesterday morning the landlord called saying she will send a plumber to do I don’t know what on the roof. I politely declined saying it was hard for us to … Continue reading

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Hey! That’s My Story!

“I write fiction to tell the truth.” Pam Houston Last month on May 28 the world said goodbye to a great poet, a great writer, a great human being, an activist, a mentor and a phenomenal woman. Dr. Maya Angelou. … Continue reading

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What Can I Say

Once in a while I become doubtful about what I am doing in pursuing a dream that is perhaps not realistic or never going to happen. And of course as always I ask myself what’s the point. But then I … Continue reading

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Artistic Survival

The other day I heard myself say to a friend, “I lack discipline. I am being lazy, that’s all.” Those words (coming from me) sounded somewhat strange to my own ears. Because not long ago I had read in a … Continue reading

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Are You Afraid To Write?

“I write in terror. I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence, sometimes every syllable.” Cynthia Ozick Are you afraid to write? I am. Every time I start to put words on paper to write an article for … Continue reading

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A New And A Different Voice

A few times during the day I take a break from my work and sit in my quiet corner and daydream. I dream about stories I would love to tell and books that I would like to write; of course, … Continue reading

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Who To Believe?

There’s a story that a Hollywood producer handed Gore Vidal a screenplay of one of his books and asked him to revise it. After reading it, Gore said: “This screenplay doesn’t need a revision- it needs a trip to Lourdes.” … Continue reading

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Of Course I Do!

It’s Victoria Day in Canada and National Patriots’ Day (Journée nationale des patriotes) in Quebec. For me who doesn’t have a full time job, it’s like every other day. And like every other morning I am at my desk trying … Continue reading

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