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The Little Things In Life

Kurt Vonnegut wrote: “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things.”  When my children were younger and I was teaching full time, I used to complain about having too much … 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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The Voice Of Change

As you may all know by now, I like to start my day waking up early to read and have my coffee. I stopped reading the newspaper lately. I realized that on days I do not read the paper, I … Continue reading

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Career or Job?

Shirley Conran wrote: “The difference between a career and a job is that a job gets you nowhere. If you plan a career, then a job should be a step towards a definite goal – when you accept a job … Continue reading

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How Much Is Too Much?

During a recent conversation with my mother over the phone I told her I would try and pay them a visit even if it’s only for one week, just to see them, since my father is bedridden and my mom … Continue reading

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Rendezvous with Oprah

1986 is a year of great significance to me. It was the year when I started a new life in a new city Dubai, away from my war torn country Lebanon. It was the year when it became possible for … 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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