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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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Get Carried Away!

My productivity has been in a bit of a slump lately. The usual ‘family’ and ‘things to do’ stuff. Mainly there’s just too much else to pay attention to.  I have to confess that roughly every week for the past … Continue reading

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I Was Afraid Of Missing It

Lately I have been trying to avoid the internet as much as I can, and especially facebook. I feel that I can’t read another sad story or a friend’s sad status. Cancer seems to be like an epidemic now. It … Continue reading

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What Do You Do?

The other day I read an article online that scared the hell out of me. It relayed a threat by ISIS that concerned the region where my family and friends live in Lebanon. When I sent the link to my … Continue reading

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Fear and Freedom

Frank McCourt once said, in an interview with Writer’s Digest Magazine: “When I taught high school English and creative writing, I’d write two words on opposite sides of the chalkboard: Fear and Freedom. I’d tell the students that the first … 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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