Category Archives: music

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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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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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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A morning rushing to night


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 waiting for us kids to throw … Continue reading

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We, the humans…


In Iraq they thought we were the coalition forces. We moved around in big jeeps, not our customary white ones, but dark blue and light blue ones. We were often attacked. By the same people we were racing against time … Continue reading

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Hurt


I have been trying to write a blog post for a few days now. I start writing, get halfway there, then press the delete button. I cannot concentrate on one line of thought. A major change is happening in my … Continue reading

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Traditions


Now that Easter is approaching, I can’t help but think of the celebrations, religious and otherwise, with which I grew up. Living in Europe with my family has many advantages, it’s true, but one of the downsides of living away … Continue reading

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fireflies


Listening to Leona Lewis singing “Stop crying your heart out” and writing my post. I love Leona Lewis’s voice and sentimental interpretation of each song she sings. I am finalizing all my administrative procedures as of today for my mission … Continue reading

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Dialogue of the Deaf


Where did we go wrong? We have invented words, we called those language, then we invented so many different languages that stop us from understanding each other. We communicated by drums, smoke signals and homing pigeons, at times misinterpreting the … Continue reading

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Driving my life away…


I almost did, last night.  I was so tired after driving alone for 14 hours from Madrid to Geneva in one go with three short stops for gas.  Why on earth did I do that?  See, the problem is, I … Continue reading

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