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No Mrs. Obama I Cannot Answer Your Question

In November 2019 Michelle Obama published her book, “Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice.” The book (a journal) contains over 150 questions designed to help you the reader capture your own voice by reflecting on your personal and … Continue reading

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Thank You Kurt Vonnegut!

For the last two days I have been quoting politicians and journalists hoping that my readers will familiarize themselves with the facts concerning that dark era in our history, the Armenian Genocide. For all of you who read my posts … Continue reading

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Facebook Rant!

Have you ever stopped what you were doing for a moment and looked around you and realized that perhaps you have it all? We as human beings are so ambitious, so greedy for wealth, emotion, power, that most of the time we … Continue reading

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In A Perfect World

In the book I am currently reading about dreams there is this question: “In a perfect world what would you like to be?” I close the book and think… If the world is perfect, then does it really matter what … Continue reading

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In 200 Years!

Yesterday was a bad day for Gaza. And prior to that a bad day for Israel, when the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who had been kidnapped were found. A bad day, a bad week indeed for all of us, … Continue reading

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The Devil You Know!

There’s an old saying that goes, “The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.” Aren’t Iraq, Egypt and Syria examples enough? Growing up in Lebanon, I studied Arabic literature in high school and later even took … Continue reading

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The World Is A Dangerous Place

Today is the last day of the month of April. Which means another year has gone by and next year will mark the hundredth anniversary of the Armenian genocide. This year was different than the previous years in the sense … Continue reading

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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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I Don’t Remember Anyone Winning Anywhere Any Time

It is with a sad heart that I read about what is happening in the other part of the world, particularly the Middle East. They say history repeats itself. What is happening in Syria now for whatever reason reminds me … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes Part One

Do you think that personal preferences play a major role in choosing the recipients of great literary prizes? Do you think that foul play is involved to some extent in the voting process of the nominees and in deciding who … Continue reading

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