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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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The Little Things In Life

Kurt Vonnegut wrote: “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things.”  When my children were younger and I was teaching full time, I used to complain about having too much … Continue reading

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Something Mysterious About The Night

W. Somerset Maugham wrote: “In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its … 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 Truth Is

I was watching an actor being interviewed once. When asked why he left New York, he replied, “The moment everything around you starts to get on your nerves, you know it’s about time to move, to change your city.” Life … Continue reading

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Prejudice!

Albert Einstein wrote: “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.” According to The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary: A) Prejudice is an opinion, like or dislike, formed before one has adequate knowledge. B) Opinion is judgment not … 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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