Category Archives: love

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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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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You can’t afford to miss this movie


Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people. Gibran Khalil Gibran Friends who were visiting in November suggested I watch a movie called ‘Searching for … Continue reading

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Theology 101


As we were decorating the Christmas tree, my six-year-old and I, listening to Boney M’s ‘Little Drummer Boy’ on repeat with the call to prayer from a nearby Dubai mosque in the background, my kid thought it was a good … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita


The Mediterranean basin dwellers always knew how to live. From Greece to Spain, from France to Lebanon, from Italy to Cyprus, every country touched by the Mediterranean flair has that special temperament with the typical fun and impatience common to … Continue reading

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Foggy sandstorm


A number of consecutive sandstorms has hit the UAE recently. Low-lying fog filled with suspended sand and dust everywhere you look. I was driving back from Abu Dhabi when it hit. It made the memories flood back. The first time … Continue reading

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Remedy a la Von Trapps


Remember that scene from the Sound of Music with the thunderstorm and the Von Trapp kids going to Maria’s room all frightened from the storm and the song she sang in that scene?  If you don’t know the scene for … Continue reading

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Hold that dream!


I have a little munchkin that often wakes me up at ungodly hours to complain about one of her disturbing dreams. Once she dreamt that our dog told her to relax and she freaked out because he could talk. This … Continue reading

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If home had a sound


I know what it tastes like. Tabouleh I know what it smells like. Mediterranean Jasmin I know what it looks like. It hides behind my eyelids. I know what it feels like. A grandmother’s gentle embrace. But what it sounds … Continue reading

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