Musings on life and stuff

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.

All It Took Was A Tweet

On Wednesday, 7 July 2010, CNN fired its Senior Editor of Middle East Affairs Octavia Nasr (@OctaviaNasr) over her Tweet following the death of Lebanese religious leader Sayyed Mohammad Hussein...

The Moment Of Truth

If there’s a moment of truth, it’s the moment you face yourself for all the things you are and aren’t, for all the things you want but don’t have, for...

Blog In Arabic Art

Darreja – Trend The Arabic Language

Darreja – Trend the Arabic Language (اللغة العربية – درّجا) An illustration for Blog in Arabic Day in support of the Arabic Language Festival, June 26, 2010. (Darrajeh means bicycle in...

Blog In Arabic Art

Arabic Has A Touch Of OCD

Arabic has a touch of OCD, like me: عربي معرب An illustration for Blog in Arabic Day in support of the Arabic Language Festival, June 26, 2010