It’s Wednesday, and knowing that tomorrow is the last day of the week has set me on edge. I’m impatient to hit the road to the mountains, to get there as soon as I can. There is something about that place that just gets under my skin and fills me with energy, keeping me in […]

Black Velvet*

Tired of words unsaid, Of living lost, Of time wasted, Of settling for what’s available instead of satisfyingly right, Of no’s, cant’s, never, impossible, and not now’s. Chocked by the weight of fatigue, Crippled by settling, And bond by the expected; by the role to play. Tired of my own dark thoughts, of the self […]

هذي دمشقُ

A great poem by a great poet – Nizar Qabbani: هذي دمشقُ.. وهذي الكأسُ والرّاحُ إنّي أحبُّ… وبعـضُ الحـبِّ ذبّاحُ أنا الدمشقيُّ.. لو شرحتمُ جسدي لسـالَ منهُ عناقيـدٌ.. وتفـّاحُ و لو فتحـتُم شراييني بمديتكـم سمعتمُ في دمي أصواتَ من راحوا زراعةُ القلبِ.. تشفي بعضَ من عشقوا وما لقلـبي –إذا أحببـتُ- جـرّاحُ مآذنُ الشّـامِ تبكـي إذ […]


Here are a couple of blogs that are worth checking out: If you are from the middle east or lived there (more specifically Beirut), you will love this blog: A great creative project that is worth keeping track of: If you enjoy reading contemporary poetry you need to check out the blog of […]

A Beginning

A while ago Emirates Airlines ran a TV campaign that really struck a nerve with me, the message simply was: “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” When was the last time I did something for the first time? The answer scared me, for I could not remember. Since then […]