Tag Archives: Simone De Beauvoir

Literary Prizes!

“I’ve always been a fan of Canadian literature. I think it’s important that we celebrate and highlight the extraordinary achievements of our own cultures. It is a privilege and a pleasure to highlight and bring forth the magnificent achievements of … Continue reading

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Hey! That’s My Story!

“I write fiction to tell the truth.” Pam Houston Last month on May 28 the world said goodbye to a great poet, a great writer, a great human being, an activist, a mentor and a phenomenal woman. Dr. Maya Angelou. … Continue reading

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The Mountains Are Still Very Wild

It’s April 22 today. April 24 marks the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Robert Fisk calls it the first Holocaust of the 20th century. He writes: “Encouraged by their victory over the Allies at the Dardanelles, the Turks fell … Continue reading

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I Wanted To Read More About Her

Edgar Allan Poe wrote: “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”  Yesterday morning I was reading an interview with Jodi Picoult. I had never heard of Jodi while living … Continue reading

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She Sat Here

On any day, from anywhere around the globe, if I hear a success story of a woman I get so excited and happy. Not because I doubt it is impossible but mainly because I come from the Middle East and … Continue reading

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You Can See Only As Far As

Are you in any way like me? After reading a good book do you wish you could write like that author? Sometimes when I sit at my desk and look at the blank page in front of me, I really … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 57,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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Staying Young

Teaching. Some people argue that teaching is not only a tiresome profession, but an unrewarding one as well. That the rewards are not that great, and that it is one of the most unappreciated professions. I have to agree to … Continue reading

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Occupy

“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. Dream is also just a word until you decide to fight for it with all your enthusiasm and commitment.” Paulo Coelho We all have plans for a … Continue reading

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State of Unemployment

“It’s terrible to have one’s future obstructed, and to have always to resort to makeshift solutions.” Simone De Beauvoir I watch with great sadness the protest against unemployment on Wall Street, and the long lineup in front of employment offices … Continue reading

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