I had two pieces published in JO Magazine recently under a monthly column. If you are not familiar with JO I highly recommend it, amongst the filler of useless glamour and fashion junkie mags JO is the only English magazine in Jordan that actually has something to say.
The first piece was entitled Army of One, and talks about life after 9/11. I wrote it in October and it came out in the November issue. What’s strange is that around the time it came out we suffered our own terrorist attack in Amman, which inspired my second piece entitled Delayed that came out in December. I thought it would be cool to post them up here side by side. You can click on the thumbnails to enlarge them to full (readable) size.
Also up there are two features I wrote during the summer while I interned there. One is about Jordan Planet and blogging (entitled: Talking to Strangers) and has a few interesting quotes from the planet’s very own citizens such as Isam, Roba, Lina and Deeb. The other is on Amr Khaled’s “Life Makers” Campaign and it’s franchise in Jordan (entitled: The Force of Imagination). I just managed to scan these recently.
Anywho, since the New Year is just around the corner I highly recommend subscribing to the monthly magazine if you live in Jordan. They tend to hear about things before they even happen and the monthly features are great, especially the ones that tackle Jordanian issues. The issues cost 2.5 JDs and usually runs at about 150 pages, although an annual subscription will cost you less. On that note, I wonder why people don’t buy each other subscriptions to magazines in Jordan? Hmm, they do it all the time here; it’s a nifty gift idea. People in Jordan should read more. Reading makes you smrt.
p.s. please excuse the title of this post as I’m a little under the weather and can’t be expected to work at full mental capacity right now.