Tag Archives: Lebanon

Urgent message to Arabs: Invest in education and scientific research


Image credit:  www.francescatosarelli.com Image credit: wvegter.hivemind.net 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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Sights and thoughts of Lebanon

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Lebanon. I miss it. I can’t stand going there at times. I love it. I hate missing it. It is home. It is the place where I feel like a child, a stranger. It is the Lebanon of my ancestors. … Continue reading

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The kid in us


An ice cold stare. The memory of a childhood controlled by eye movement.  My mom has impossibly-blue eyes, from a German ancestry affording her a genetically electric blue hue that spoke to us, her kids. Or rather hissed at us. Her … Continue reading

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“I am not your mommy”


If you come from the Middle East region or if you have anything to do with Arabs, you will have noticed the anomaly of interchangeable titles in Arab families. “Say what?” I hear you ask. I will explain. If you … 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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Roots in the sky


This is a homage to the victims of the Ethiopian airliner that crashed off the coast of Beirut on January 26, 2010 We Lebanese are everywhere. Go anywhere on the globe (I’m not sure about outer space) and you will … Continue reading

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On love and school


I was thinking back to what we learnt in school and how that shaped who we are today.  I was trying to have that conversation about Math with Sasha (who hates math) as she sees no value whatsoever in what … Continue reading

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Connected


A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his … Continue reading

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Children of a lesser God


While working in Iraq as a humanitarian with the United Nations, I witnessed a doctor in South Iraq right after the invasion of 2003, having to accept the help of a couple of American volunteer nurses in a hospital in … Continue reading

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Home


In life, a number of places can be called home.  Our first home, where we grew up, our first apartment when we left the nest, the home we built with our loved ones to start a family, the apartment we … Continue reading

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