Author Archives: Brigitte

Novels and fresh cucumbers

Not all who wander are lost I park my car on the number three slot.  It is a muggy night in Beirut. I have had to drive against traffic twice to get here, obeying the delusional Waze which dutifully gets … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Shoulisms's Blog:
? I used to heave To my temptations Ready to leave For flesh is weakest Thirst and Frustration Leaving my peace Forgetting my truth For a release The hazards of youth Ever Seeking elation…

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It’s been long…

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, … Continue reading

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ISS vs ISIS ~ Worlds away

The acronyms of ISS and ISIS get mixed up and interchanged in my mind when I am reading my newsfeed on Twitter. The two sets of letters are so similar yet what they represent can’t be more different. I was … Continue reading

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A morning rushing to night

Originally posted on Brigitte's Blog:
An Homage to a Lebanese Icon we just lost… Her name is ‘Sabah’. Morning. When I hear her name I remember a river, my dad with his then black mustaches, ducks floating idly by…

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Urgent message to Arabs: Invest in education and scientific research

Image credit: Image credit: I was looking for this article published by Hassan Hassan in Abu Dhabi’s English newspaper ‘The National’ in 2012 and have just found it again.  Hassan’s article is a response to a similar one published in … Continue reading

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Conversations in the car

The best time to connect with your children is usually around the dinner table. They tell you about their day, you lock eyes, you eat, they talk some more, and it’s all nice and pleasant. Conversational even.  For amateurs!!  You … Continue reading

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Breakfast in bed

My youngest will be having an early birthday party today. Her actual birthday falls on a school day this year. She is turning 8.  She is having a friend sleepover, she’s all excited about the cake and the friends coming, … Continue reading

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Why #Dubai?

Dubai, the largest city in the UAE, will be hosting World Expo 2020. I was rooting for Dubai since the campaign started. Why Dubai, you ask. Short answer: ‘Why not?’ Longer answer: keep reading… New York is the city that gives … Continue reading

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A letter goes unheeded

History lesson for today: Have you ever read this article on Palestine by Jordan’s King Abdullah 1882-1951 (the grandfather of King Hussein) published in the US in 1947 raising the alarm before the Nakba? Amazing reading. If only they listened … Continue reading

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