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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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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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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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Heading to the desert


In three days I leave for my new job in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. I will be in charge of the Liaison office for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). I am going to the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning


I was born in the Spring. I feel at my best  this time of year. Maybe the two facts are not related, but I tend to think that they are.  I have an affinity to everything green, I love trees, … 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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Under my skin?


“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up … 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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On women and apples


What is it with apples that we, womankind seem to be drawn to, often to our detriment?  From the original story of Eve and her stubborn fixation on eating the forbidden apple, I seem to come across a number of … Continue reading

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