Category Archives: Politics

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 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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We’re not ready yet!


I wrote this post in June when we were all worried we might lose Nelson Mandela. Now we did. Now we mourn him. When we are less sad, we will celebrate the life of a hero who taught this angry … Continue reading

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Pizza in Space


http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-funds-3d-pizza-printer-220300897.html Today I read the piece of news in the link above on twitter and it filled me with pride. I was proud of being human and of sharing the same planet with great people in the first world who … Continue reading

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My voice counts


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Today is Human Rights Day. 64 years ago, a drafting committee chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt finalized the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that took two years … Continue reading

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The scorched mailbox


War does not determine who is right – only who is left. ~Bertrand Russell When you live in a war zone, and by chance you survive, you are destined to hold a piece of that war in your soul for the rest of your … Continue reading

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It started on a Sunday


“War doesn’t determine who’s right – only who’s left.” Bertrand Russell Our Lebanese hell officially opened its doors on a nice spring Sunday afternoon. On a day like today, 37 years ago. The date became a milestone repeated in many … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner?


    “What’s for dinner?” You hear it in many languages around the globe every day. ‘What’s for dinner?’ A simple phrase we take for granted. We walk into our home, to our hotel, to a restaurant, and we either … 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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