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The Lights Are On

Years ago when I was a student in high school I was staying in Beirut at my aunt’s place, when the government was toppled and a military government took over. It had been almost a year since the civil war … Continue reading

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“What difference do it make if the thing you scared of is real or not?”

When I was a little girl, I wanted to become a teacher so badly. Every day after school I used to come home, wear my mom’s high heel shoes, arrange my dolls on my bed and pretend I was their … Continue reading

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It Was Just The Beginning

Mother’s day, May 8th 2011, Montreal. I am having coffee with my daughter. It is a beautiful day outside, sunny and warm. At last after what seemed like an endless cold and wet winter, we are able to go out … Continue reading

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Am I Missing Something?

I was born and raised in Lebanon and lived much of my life in Dubai. In 2006, when we moved to Canada, I vowed that I was not going to listen or watch news about the Middle East because it … Continue reading

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Have You Ever?

Have you ever experienced a moment when a simple yes or no would have made a difference in your life and yet for some unknown reason you have not been able to say it? And that single word has cost … Continue reading

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Call Me Crazy

If I say I love books, I love to read, I wouldn’t be doing myself justice. What I have for books is more than love, more than passion. It started way back in my childhood. Both my parents loved to … Continue reading

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Is It Too Much To Ask?

Chance had it that I was born and raised in Lebanon, hence I am a Lebanese citizen and as such carry a Lebanese passport, even though I am Armenian by origin. Both my parents came to Lebanon as refugees from … Continue reading

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