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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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Briefly, what is journalism?

Briefly, what is journalism?

15 Jul, '121 Comment

An apt quote from George Orwell which the press in this part of the world in particular need to mull and head. I know that they won’t, but it’s worth reminding them of their duty. Even if one of the thousands of journalists gets a pang on conscience after reading this, then that’s a good […]

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The Typical<strike>ly Arab</strike> Politicians’ Way of Resolving Differences of Opinion

The Typically Arab Politicians’ Way of Resolving Differences of Opinion

11 Jul, '123 Comments

Don’t agree? Step 1: Remove shoe Step 2: Throw shoe in the direction of the opponent Step 3: If all else fails: shoot the bitch and be done with it The world is no dire need of anyone who differs with you anyway. Oh, and do that on live television in view of the whole […]

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Say hello to the Araucaria cookii

Say hello to the Araucaria cookii

8 Jul, '120 Comments

Now that the sick palm is out, I decided not to replace it with another one. But I thought I would like to have a big tree there in any case, and as I’ve seen how beautiful the Araucaria looked in my neighbour’s garden, which is easily 15 meters tall, I’d go for that one […]

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The Buddha Patch

The Buddha Patch

3 Jul, '120 Comments

The Buddha Patch, a photo by malyousif on Flickr. Let your light shine through…

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Caper Flower

Caper Flower

3 Jul, '120 Comments

Caper Flower, a photo by malyousif on Flickr. Can’t get enough of this one. I’m always happier and more amazed every time this plant gets a flower to explode!

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