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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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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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I Have The Bug!

A few days ago I came across a blog about fountain pens. The article, a great one at that, was written and posted by a pen lover and collector. Being a fan of fountain pens myself I couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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A Chair Turned Just So

Yesterday evening I sat down to watch the news after having skipped it for quite a while now. And of course the latest news on almost every TV channel is Syria. What got me though is how innocent people were … Continue reading

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When Will We Stop?

No matter what I do lately to escape watching the news especially about the Middle East and what’s going on in Syria, I can’t. I don’t want to believe that such cruelty can still be committed by human beings against … Continue reading

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What Good Will It Do?

The US battleship is on its way again to the Middle East. This time to bomb Syria. Winter 1983-1984. New Jersey was again in the waters of the Mediterranean. The civil war was still going on in Lebanon and there … Continue reading

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Stop The Madness!

Yesterday was a bad day for Egypt. A bad day for Lebanon, a bad day for the entire region, the Middle East. In Egypt a state of emergency has been declared, with all the killings and burnings of churches. In … 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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What’s New

Iris Murdoch wrote: “It is better to do the wrong thing for the right reasons than the right thing for the wrong reasons.” Of late all I want to do when I sit at my desk to write is tell … Continue reading

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Why Is It Always The Ones Who Love Life

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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