Beirut, Always In My Heart


It's been three years since the Beirut port blast killed more than 200 people, injured several thousand, and caused damages that are still visible to date.

The images are still vivid in my head... as in the heads of many of my fellow citizens!

How could they not be?

The Recruit


Netflix series, 8 episodes

Released on December 16, 2022

Cedar Of Lebanon


When I discovered that the conifers in my garden were in fact cedars and not a type of fir, I was thrilled!

Besides being the emblem of my country of birth, Lebanese cedars have multiple benefits.

Read on to find out more!

Day 326 of Year 3


Lebanon. Because you were here before we came along. And you will still be here long after we’re all gone… wishing you real independence 🇱🇧

Day 319 of Year 3


In view of the devastating fires once more destroying our forests in Lebanon, my heart aches profoundly and I know that we belong to this land, where our roots are deeply ingrained… quoting my fellow countryman, Gibran Khalil Gibran

Trauma... Processing


A year after the Beirut explosions.

The city and its people still experience a deep, deep trauma.

We keep attempting to process the severe anguish that plagues us all...

Day 209 of Year 3


Another sad day for Lebanon… in 2020 and previous years, fires destroyed a lot of acres. Today, the forests in Qobayat, in the North of Lebanon, are being consumed by multiple wildfires 🤬🤬

Devaluation of the LBP, A Horror Story Come True?


Times are rough. Within a year, the Lebanese Pound (LBP) lost around 2/3 of its value.

How are the Lebanese coping with this crisis / situation?

Read on!

Day 2 of Year 3


I received this beautiful message from my best friend in Brazil... and decided to share it with you all!

Pardon my translation as my Portuguese language skills are quite rudimentary 😊

Numb... And Very Much Awake


It's been a while since I published a personal note.

The Beirut port explosions on August 4, 2020 shocked us all.

Each one of us is processing the trauma in our own way.

Of Writing, Shackles and Human Magic...


Last year, on November 22, while heading to the airport, I felt the urge to write. Check my rant here.

I remember having mixed feelings: on the one hand, I was happy to go away from the organized chaos to take a breath of refreshing air, all the while wanting to celebrate Independence day in my country of birth...

This year felt totally different. And somehow I couldn't write about it. It was another event that triggered me. Read on to find out more :)

I Am Spartacus!



This is not a review of the movie starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, and Tony Curtis.

It's about this secret fiber in my heart, itching to speak out loud. On the feelings I am experiencing and the uprise that got me closer to a people I previously felt little to no connection to...

In The Eye Of The Storm


More than 13 days into the Lebanese people's uprise, many things have happened.

Nothing too surprising so far.

Let's have a recap and sort of quick analysis of the facts.

Of Hope In Times of Destruction


Hardship. Perseverance. Resilience.

This is what the Lebanese people are facing daily...

Today's events are living proof. Read more to find out how.

From Ashes and the Phoenix


This "rant" is not about mythology. Maybe it should have been. It is not.

It is actually something I started writing more than a week ago and have been continuously updating since.

Read more to find out what I have been brooding about for the past 10 days or so...