Tag Archives: war

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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An absolute minimum


I would like to please ask you to first watch the clip I posted above, an ordinary CNN interview that gives one extraordinary shivers. All done? Aren’t these girls adorable? When I saw this on TV, tears  were rolling down … 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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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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Those people on the news


June 20th is World Refugee Day. Every year, the United Nations and their partners mark this day to remind the world of the plight of refugees. Who are these people that never cease to have a plight year after year? … Continue reading

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A tribute


To our fallen colleagues who gave their lives upholding the ideals of the United Nations, protecting vulnerable civilians and working to restore their dignity and livelihoods at the wake of adversity, I am posting a beautiful song. May their souls … Continue reading

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On Friendship


In less than a week I am going back to Lebanon for a brief visit.  One of my dearest friends is getting remarried and I can’t imagine not being there to share in her new-found love and joy.  My friendships … Continue reading

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What I miss most about Lebanon (part I)


“When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood” Sam Ewing I realized when thinking about the subject matter of this blog that it would have been much … Continue reading

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