Tag Archives: Beirut

The World Is A Sad Place Now

The world is a sad place now. It’s a sad week in Paris, France and in Beirut, Lebanon. Especially after what happened in Paris and in Beirut this week. So many innocent lives lost, so many others injured. My heart … Continue reading

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Who Said Cities Don’t Smell

I was born and raised in a small village east of the Bekaa valley in Lebanon. A friendly place where everyone was somehow related to everyone else. There were three schools in the village and the school I went to … Continue reading

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A Shattered Society

In the comfort and quiet of my sitting room in Montreal I watch the late night news about the riots in UK. I watch as hooded youths burn and thrash the streets of London. I watch images of shops and … Continue reading

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The Magic Of The Giller

In 2006, on September 9, we moved into our house in Montreal, after waiting a whole month for our furniture to be delivered. Our personal belongings had been shipped from Dubai and the boxes filled every room of the house. … Continue reading

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Rendezvous With Robert Fisk

In December 10 2005, Robert Fisk was in Dubai for the signing of his book ‘The Great War For Civilization’ in the Jashanmal bookstore in Emirates Mall, the mall with the indoor ski slopes. I didn’t want to miss him … Continue reading

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There Is No Such Thing As Normal

“The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridges to cross and which to burn.” David Russell Unfortunately most of us don’t realize that we have crossed the wrong bridge until it is too late. At some point in … Continue reading

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How Much Is Too Much?

During a recent conversation with my mother over the phone I told her I would try and pay them a visit even if it’s only for one week, just to see them, since my father is bedridden and my mom … Continue reading

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