Monthly Archives: August 2011

A small munchkin prayer


My five year old is learning how to pray. She is using prayer beads I just gave her (they were offered to me in a box of dates from Rotana Hotel). She asked me what they were and I told … Continue reading

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Mark the day


Flashing images in the news, suffering humans, children wasting away, we see our fellow brothers and sisters in humanity in destitution beyond belief and we either change the channel or we wonder at the impotence of a World not being … Continue reading

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Then and now


So much can change in 26 years. In the summer of 1985, London inspired the World when Live Aid, one of the largest music events was organized by a small group of dedicated people, Midge Ure, Bob Geldof and Harvey … Continue reading

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The kid in us (continued)


I make it a habit to sit quietly and listen to kids talk. A wonderland of wisdom disguised as childish exchanges awaits us if we take the time to actually hear what our little people say. The way these young … Continue reading

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It’s in the stars


We have an abundance of starry nights here. Consider what came out of this region. Three religions, truck loads of philosophers, astronomy, poetry that is so stunningly beautiful and rich you want to cry, a thousand and one nights, epics, … Continue reading

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