Musings on life and stuff

Google doodle inspired by Lebanese dialect

Hi! Kifkon? Ça va? – A Google Doodle

I made this Google Doodle for Abaadblobs.com, the search engine for the Lebanese blogosphere developed by @migheille. “Hi! Kifkon? Ça va?” is the typical Lebanese greeting, combining English (Hi), Arabic...

FortyTalesFromTheAfterlives

A Little Gem From The “Afterlives”

I don’t think I’ll ever stop singing the praises of David Eagleman’s superb collection of short-stories, “Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.” I remember when I bought it, I was...

Moments Of Clarity

One of life’s idiosyncrasies is that our moments of clarity only come to us when we’re on our way to hitting rock bottom, or when we’d already been living there...

OrangeSky

I Had A Dream I…

“I had a dream I stood beneath an orange sky. Yes, I had a dream I stood beneath an orange sky, with my brother and sister standing by… And here...

Strangers In The House

When Will There Be No More Strangers in the House?

Last Friday, I finished reading the autobiography-cum-historical account “Strangers in the House” by Raja Shehadeh. Drawing from the jacket, “Shehadeh was born into a successful Palestinian family with a beautiful...