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99 years…

99 years…

Today marks the 99th year of the Armenian genocide in 1915 This was a very sad and dark event in Armenian history with a loss of 1.5 million human lives brutally tortured and massacred by Ottoman forces. It is a painful memory that resonates across generations and despite the incessant denials that it ever happened […]

The Olive Trees
By December 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

The Olive Trees

At my parents’ home in Lebanon, my mother grows a few olive trees in the garden. Olive trees are popular in the region and are highly regarded being closely associated to religion and peace. The Lebanese love their olive oils and different parts of the country produce different grades of the blessed liquid. Olive oil […]

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The Destruction of Words

The Destruction of Words

I posted a status update a couple of days ago but I somehow forgot to include the body text.  In my post, I referred to a quote from the book ‘1984’ by George Orwell, specifically referring to a conversation which occurs between staff members in the ministry of truth (ministry of information – ironically dubbed […]

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April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013

24th April marks a day of bereavement for Armenians worldwide. Today, we honour 1.5 million Armenians, victims of the massacres at the hands of the Turkish regime and its collaborators. The regime, used non conspicuous tactics and devious methods to rid themselves of incriminating evidence, safeguarding themselves against future investigations or reprisal. The massacres were […]

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Time Is Running Out For Lebanon

Time Is Running Out For Lebanon

Once upon a time, I knew a beautiful Lebanon where people lived in harmony and respect. That memory is so far away now, the air in Lebanon reeks of hostility and hatred and the Lebanese have never been as divided. Some blame the outside powers and claim that they are instigating this effect, while others […]

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Together We Are Light
By December 4, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Together We Are Light

Hate is an extension of the everlasting fire from the habitation of fallen angels.  It slithers its way into our being, it drives us to everything that we later regret. Fortunately, the fire is invariably self consuming.  We are not built in a manner that can accommodate a negative feeling of this magnitude any longer […]

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Thou Shalt Not Kill
By November 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Thou Shalt Not Kill

I wonder what Moses the prophet, thinks now of God’s ‘chosen’ people when they violate and ignore the most fundamental principles of Judaism.  The Ten Commandments clearly state that Jews AND Christians are not allowed to kill a human being.  There are no exceptions to this law under any circumstances.  The commandment ‘Thou Shalt Not […]

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Writer’s block, again…
By October 23, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Writer’s block, again…

I hate it when it happens, when I get writers’ block I just stop writing for no reason and it usually happens just as when the story is about to become interesting.  I am in the process of writing part two of the ‘Desert Falcon’ and I am agonizing through every sentence and paragraph.  Sometimes, […]

Welcome To My Country: Foreign Bastards!

Welcome To My Country: Foreign Bastards!

Recently in the news in Lebanon is an uproar against some members of staff from Middle East Airlines (MEA) who at the airport mocked Filipino and Nepalese migrant workers, asking them to ‘shut up’ over the p.a system.  The announcement resonated throughout the airport and was repeated with other derogatory remarks and further abuse. A […]

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Lebanon Electricity

Electricity in Lebanon is a rare sight; even more so than the Loch Ness Monster.  It has a mind of its own and when it shows up, it decides its own power output.  It is so unpredictable that it would baffle the best fortune tellers in the world. The official voltage level in Lebanon is […]

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