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  • WHEN I LOVED MYSELF ENOUGH – BY KIM MCMILLEN

    15 May 2017

    For many years I lived with a guarded heart. I did not know how to extend love and compassion to myself. In my fortieth year that began changing. As I grew to love all of who I am, life started changing in beautiful and mysterious ways. My heart softened...

  • Me, myself

    31 May 2015 ( #Poetry )

    When I was in my 20s, I didn’t ever really think that my body would fail. Now I’m in my 59s, I have to face a different reality – I, like everyone else, am slowly falling apart. There are plenty of things I can do to reduce the rate of decline, but I...

  • AS I BEGAN TO LOVE MYSELF - Charlie Chaplin am 16. April 1959 [Originaltext]

    15 May 2017

    1 As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is "AUTHENTICITY". 2 As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as...

  • Why are we so slow to change the way we teach?

    03 February 2016 ( #teaching )

    An article that highlights the fact that there are many aspects of teaching (lecturing, course design, approaches to testing, homework, and grading) at higher education level that have known no or little change despite this global move towards asserting...

  • Mothers' worth (Arabic + my translation)

    11 August 2013 ( #thoughts )

    في ليلة زواجه وبالتحديد أثناء الزفة وهو جالس بجانب العروس في المنصة همست العروس في أذنه بإنزال والدته من المنصة لأنها لا تعجبها ! فأخذ العريس الميكروفون وقال : " من يشتري أمي؟ " فذهل الحاضرون من تصرفه ،، ورددها ثلاث مرات وسط صمت واستغراب شديدين من الحضور...

  • Shakespeare on life

    11 August 2013 ( #my readings )

    “I always feel happy, you know why? Because I don't expect anything from anyone; expectations always hurt. Life is short. So love your life. Be happy. And keep smiling. Just Live for yourself and always remember: Before you speak... Listen. Before you...

  • Published from Overblog and Twitter and Facebook and LK

    29 June 2016

    Un enfant Abderrahmane Adil (عيد الرحمن عادل) qui récite des poémes de Hicham Algokh (هشان الجوخ). جحا شعور سخيف إنك تحس بإن وطنك شيء ضعيف صوتك ضعيف رأيك ضعيف إنك تبيع قلبك وجسمك وإنك تبيع قلمك وإسمك ما يجيبوش حق الرغيف يا ساقية دورى ... عدى فوقى ودوسى...

  • It has to start somewhere

    12 August 2012 ( #thoughts )

    Well, I definitely took along time before coming over here. Here means writing it. I have always feared writing. For me writing means toying with words and that consequently leads to toying with the truth. Yes, when you write you are asked first and foremost...

  • My parents or myself?

    07 August 2013 ( #Short story )

    For quite a while, I have been wanting to cross tothe other side of myself and see what I could not / was not/ hasnot been ready to see. I tried again and again to take the first step, but something has been impeding this move of mine. So, I decided to...

  • A 1st July post

    01 July 2013 ( #in the news )

    1st July. Looks like summer is here for good. This does not stop people from thinking about real serious matters. The IRCAM is organizing a 1-day confere It is starting at 6 pm with something like 5 people intervening in the opening session and then another...

  • Did they need to interfere?

    07 August 2013 ( #in the news )

    Will Egypt make it to the safe side of democracy again? It just looks that we are here witnessing the loss of yet another "Jabhat arrafd wa tassadi' country for good. I think that the way adopted to clear the Islamists from power was altogether wrong....

  • Lost or not lost!

    11 August 2013 ( #fiction )

    I am lost. I do not really know where I belong! Feelings like these make me lose faith in me. Is it the case that I am not the person I insist on being. Someone who is endowed with a lot of logical sense and a clarity of mind. Soeone who knows what he...

  • Bob Marley on love

    11 August 2013 ( #my readings )

    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for...

  • People or no people?

    11 August 2013 ( #my readings )

    “It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number...

  • Egypt, again

    22 August 2013 ( #in the news )

    Egypt has done it again! A court order has Hosni Mubarek freed from prison; howver, the country's decision makers (the government? the Military?) declared that he is to be transferred to house arrest! Is this what would courts and their orders be submitted...

  • Forget not

    20 November 2013 ( #thoughts )

    It' has been quite awhile that I have ot invited myself to this blog. My reason for this is that I got myself caught is so many things that when I look back at it now I can't help but observe how crazy I have been. One should definitely pace down and...

  • An unexpected result

    23 September 2014 ( #thoughts )

    A dear friend of mine facebooked this web site (http://www.playbuzz.com/larak10/what-country-in-the-world-best-fits-your-personality) As one could see from the link, this is a site that promises to tell you about the country that best fits your personality....

  • Change my mind? Don't I have the right to?

    23 September 2014 ( #thoughts )

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=4629526633365 Can we blame a person for changing their mind? Don't say / believe that time teaches us that truth is an instable notion? What was true yesterday may not betrue today :/ tomorrow. If any lesson to be...

  • Invitation دعوة

    26 October 2014 ( #News )

    يسعد مختبر اللغة والمجتمع بدعوتكم لحضور المحاضرة التي سيلقيها الأستاذ دعوة يسعد مختبر اللغة والمجتمع بدعوتكم لحضور المحاضرة التي سيلقيها الأستاذ صبحي البستاني -أستاذ الأدب العربي الحديث بالمعهد الوطني للغات والثقافات الشرقية بباريس- حول الشاعر الفلسطيني...

  • "Well meet again" A song by Vera Lynn

    14 June 2015 ( #Music )

    Vera Lynn has been famous during the WWII. She made a lot of tours singing for the allied forces nearly all over the world then. She was much loved by the soldiers who were always looking forward to her concert in the battlefields. She is one of the last...

  • Habits to get rid of

    16 June 2015 ( #thoughts )

    This is a very interesting article that tells us about how to improve our performance through pinpointing to those habits that marr this performance. Downloaded from: https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/06/12-ways-youre-sabotaging-your-career/?utm_content=buffer8e637&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer...

  • The intellectual as an ordinary person

    16 September 2017 ( #my readings )

    Allow me to share with you some writing by Rosen (2015) which struck me as interesting in its description of the ordinary person as an intellectual “Ordinary people have intellectual lives. They may never have written a book; they may never even have...

  • On people

    18 September 2017 ( #my readings )

    “Today, virtually the entire population of the world lives within the borders of those separate territorial communities we call states—about six billion people are citizens or subjects of one state or another. For more than half a billion people living...

  • Welcome to OverBlog!

    23 September 2011

    This automated message is the first article of your blog. It will help you get started with OverBlog. You can edit or delete it by going to the "Publish" section of your administration page. Hope you'll enjoy blogging with us! The OverBlog team PS: In...

  • Invitation دعوة

    26 October 2014

    دعوة يسعد مختبر اللغة والمجتمع بدعوتكم لحضور المحاضرة التي سيلقيها الأستاذ ج. فيني زونز (J. Vignet Zunz) باحث إثنوغرافي تحت عنوان: " مقاربة الآخر: التحريات الميدانية" « L’approche de l’autre : les enquêtes de terrain » باللغة الفرنسية وذلك يوم الجمعة...

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