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...

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I Can Haz Hiatus?

Every now and then, we all need a break, and I certainly needed one. Especially from the bubble that is social media, where one day you wake up and start the robotic routine of posting, tweeting, replying…before realizing you’re not...

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It’s Time (Seven Years Later And Other Thoughts)

“God help us from those who believe that they are the sole possessors of truth. How we manage at times to agree willingly to become prisoners within our own minds and souls of beliefs and ideas on which we can never be flexible. How can we...

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Remembering King Hussein In An Awakened Arabia

September 6th, 1977: Jordan’s King Hussein holds a press conference in Paris, France. Every year, HM King Hussein is quietly remembered on the day that he was born. If he had lived, he would have been 76 today. And while in past years...

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At The Third Arab Bloggers Meeting In Tunisia

I’m here in Tunisia for the next four days at the third Arab Bloggers meeting, which has brought together what I think are some of the most significant digital voices in the Arab world today. It’s quite interesting to be in Tunisia, the...

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