Ongoing Maintenance Please Excuse The Mess

Just a quick note: As I get back into blogging and getting used to this new space, there will be technical difficulties. There will be glitches. There’s a long list of things that need to get done, and I’m working on it to the best of my limited WordPress abilities. If you see something that […]


For Talal

“You haven’t written for months,” a friend tells you recently. And as you stare at another blank page begging to be filled with words like a canvas needs paint, like a skyline needs a Sun, you realize there’s nothing you can write that someone hasn’t already thought about, written about, or managed to articulate in a […]

Blogging, Life

When The Jordanian Government Thought Internet Censorship Was a Bad Idea

Photo Courtesy of: Jordan Open Source Association Once upon a time, the Jordanian government thought that censoring the Internet was actually a bad thing. In fact, the government felt that the best regulators of what content users should consume were the users themselves, in the form of the community – parents, schools, etc. Government recognises […]

Blogging, Commentary, Jordan, Jordanian Politics, Media