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About optimistthepessimist

Always in transit.


Something seems to have changed in the stress I feel this past year. It’s not the violent, volcanic sensation I’ve known my whole life. It feels more sinister: slow-burning, with serpentine fuse, and patiently awaiting ignition. It knows that in … Continue reading

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To The Lebanese & Arabs Mocking The Siege On Madaya And Its Starving People

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Originally posted on A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares:
Huddled in the Anti-Lebanon mountains, Madaya is a Syrian village housing tens of thousands of innocent people who are being starved to death at the hand of…

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Rest in Peace, Lemmy

Ladies and gentlemen the unspeakable has finally come to pass. Lemmy Kilmister, frontman of legendary Rock and Roll outfit Motorhead-aka the God of rock and roll-has finally passed away. Three days after his 70th birthday, the speed freak was finally killed … Continue reading

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I don’t need to tell any of you about recent events. Everybody else and their grandmother already have, and with the age of the internet there’s no shortage of hatred, vitriol or paranoia that makes you think that the digital … Continue reading

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Adel Termos: The Lebanese Hero Of the Borj el Barajneh Terrorist Attacks

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Originally posted on A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares:
45. The number means utterly nothing, and I’m sad to say that even after today this number will still mean nothing. We’re a country that never learned…

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Amy Conley

You don’t know my name, or the way that I look, but I somehow found your name in a book. Your number was on it, missing the code, just as you’d left it when you took for the road. I … Continue reading

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Fear of a Blank Canvas

Porcupine Tree wrote an album titled, Fear of a Blank Planet. It’s a terrific album that’s dark, intricate and thought-provoking, with a rather interesting title. This should strike a familiar chord (no pun intended) with writers of all nature, as … Continue reading

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