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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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Peace through Media Award

Peace through Media Award

19 May, '122 Comments

A well deserved award for Dr Mansoor Al-Jamri and his paper. Al-Wasat has proven itself the only independent newspaper in Bahrain if not the Gulf and beyond. While I have become more skeptical of late, I tend to give news articles much more credence than any of the other papers in Bahrain and its columns, […]

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The Adenium has a New Home

The Adenium has a New Home

18 May, '120 Comments

Inspired by a picture of a huge adenium in flower I saw in a Facebook friend’s profile, and others I have seen on the Internet and comparing them with what I have in a pot, I resolved to plant it in the ground and let it grow. I believe I got the right spot for […]

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The Summer Annuals are In

The Summer Annuals are In

18 May, '120 Comments

The petunias and geraniums were way past their best I knew, but I just didn’t have the time or inclination to do anything about them, yet they did need to be removed and that we did this morning. So now, instead of the untidily flowering geraniums and petunias, I’ve planted three colors of gazanias and […]

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More images of the lovely Poinciana

More images of the lovely Poinciana

18 May, '120 Comments

This time, close-ups of its beautiful flowers too.

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The Poinciana has flowered

17 May, '120 Comments

Penelope is on fire! Only a couple of weeks ago this majestic tree adorning our front garden was bare. Naked. Unclothed. But within just a few days it has sprouted all of its leaves and buds which have now started to open up and, typical of this tree, started to shed the flowers all around […]

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