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Book Love

Over a telephone conversation with my niece the other day she told me she was very happy this year in school. “I have a new English teacher and he is amazing,” she said. “Makes me want to learn.” My niece … Continue reading

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Just One Thing Like That Is All I Ask

Back in the days when I was a teenager, and even a student in university, I used to wish that I was born somewhere else. Somewhere like the other side of the ocean, in North America, or even in Europe. … 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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No Place To Call Home

“Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas put forth a historic U.N. membership bid for an independent state of Palestine on Friday. The formal application drew applause in the assembly when the Palestinian leader raised the document at the podium during his speech … Continue reading

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We Are Human Because

“The things that make me very angry are injustice and bullying. If I see someone bullying a woman or child in the street, or kicking a dog, I go completely mad.” Susannah York I personally go ballistic, beyond crazy, and … Continue reading

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There’s No Limit

I love this time of the year. My favorite season being Autumn, I love the days prior to it too, when the schools are about to open. There’s a certain buzz around that you do not find during the rest … Continue reading

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People Will Never Forget

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” wrote Maya Angelou Have you ever found yourself as a teenager in the classroom where … Continue reading

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Hardest Way Of Earning A Living

When I was in high school in our village in the east of the Bekaa Valley, we learned Armenian, English and Arabic. Of all the essays we used to write in these languages, I loved to write in English the … Continue reading

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Nevermore

It all started in grade 12 when I gave my book to a girl in my neighborhood. Prior to that, when I was a little girl growing up in a small village east of the Bekaa valley in Lebanon, there … Continue reading

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Don’t Cheat With It

Did you watch Oprah’s interview with James Frey yesterday? Honestly, I don’t see the point of this interview and with two parts, the second part to be continued today. Maybe it’s just me. Two whole hours of James Frey when … Continue reading

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