Category Archives: Ramblings

I Don’t Like It When People Tell Me!

Lately I haven’t been blogging as I used to, or as I would like to. The reason? Well I feel kind of blocked. Not that I have nothing to write about or talk about. On the contrary! Every time I … Continue reading

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I’ve Learned A Lot!

“I believe in not quite knowing. A writer needs to be doubtful, questioning. I write out of curiosity and bewilderment. …I’ve learned a lot I could not have learned if I were not a writer.” William Trevor I too have … Continue reading

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Now That’s A Start!

Lately I have been contemplating editing the manuscript I started writing a decade ago. During the time of the actual writing of this book, the process was interrupted by major changes in my life. Like surviving the 2006 invasion of … Continue reading

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I Hear Voices

Maya Angelou wrote: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” When I was a child I used to love reading in my bed at night while my parents sat with their guests in the adjacent … Continue reading

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What You Remember

When I was teaching in Dubai and my children were still in elementary school, I noticed how they referred to their teachers as being old. And when I asked how old they thought a teacher was, “old like maybe thirty,” … Continue reading

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On This Cold And Snowy Morning!

I recently joined a few groups for fountain pen lovers on Facebook. Being a new member, I posted one of my old blog posts on one group’s wall to introduce myself. I was overwhelmed by their welcoming comments. It was … Continue reading

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How Reliable Are They?

Helen Hanson said: “Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.”  Have you seen the movie ‘The Muse’ directed by Albert Brooks, and starring Albert Brooks and Sharon Stone? It … Continue reading

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