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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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Confusion

Dalia stepped inside and stood for a moment to look around. She spotted Shadi not far away from her. Oh no, not tonight she thought. She wanted to turn back but it was too late. He was already walking towards … Continue reading

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Honestly!

The Gazette Montreal, in one of the early April issues, had published the following quote by Angela Schwindt as its ‘Quote of the day’: While we try to teach our children all about life our children teach us what life … Continue reading

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I Must Go On, I Can’t Go On, I Will Go On

Once again I have come at a crossroads in my life. Do I go on doing what I do for the benefit of others? Or do I for once quit, turn the corner and start a new page. For me … Continue reading

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