Musings on life and stuff

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...

Mar Mikhael Train Station

Missing The Train

There’s been a lot of talk lately of insufferable traffic jams and endless bottlenecks in and around Beirut. The influx of tourists and visiting Lebanese expats has surely exacerbated the...

Bruises

We bruise easily, but the bruises don’t go away simply. They become scars that we carry from our past to our present and then to our future.