Tag Archives: Beirut

Vent

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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Beirut

A lot of what I’ve been reading on the Lebanese blogosphere lately concerns the country’s rather shoddy state,¬†downtown Beirut’s becoming a ghost town, and other grievances native to our little corner of the world. While I’ve written about Lebanon before, … Continue reading

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Gearing Up and In a Hurry? Just Consult Your Friendly Facebook Arms Dealer

Things have been going from bad to worse back home in Lebanon, or have been carrying on as normal, depending on how you look at things. Before leaving back to the U.S. I remember waking up several times to the … Continue reading

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New Year, Not-So-New Everything Else

Lebanon has a bad enough rep for its steadily worsening security security situation and rampant corruption, and these are just the twin peaks of the iceberg. Today’s (or rather, yesterday’s) attack on the southern Beirut suburb of Dahyeh could not … Continue reading

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And That’s One More Sigh to be Heaved

I wrote recently that despite everything that was wrong with this country, I genuinely try to keep hope alive. One of the things that discourages me, as I’ve mentioned, is the general sense of ignorance and sheer stupidity that seems … Continue reading

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Last Light

Here’s a poem I wrote while taking a walk around town one night, as well as this photo which I’ve dubbed “Bunny Over Beirut”. The amber-red hare flees desperately from its grey, amorphous assailants- neglected by the¬†minuscule, insignificant creatures below. … Continue reading

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Another story I’m working on

Here’s the prologue for a story I wrote a while back. I think it has some promise, so have a look at it and tell me what you think. Enjoy Prologue The umbrellas over the tables did little to shield … Continue reading

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