Traveling Part Three

On the third day of my trip to Atlanta, I had dinner at a memorable restaurant. The restaurant was called Canoe. It was located on the river, and was framed by lush gardens. Come to think of it, the whole city is framed by lush gardens.  One of the first things that got my attention…

Traveling Part Two

As I said in my previous post, my second day in Atlanta saw me navigating the train system or the “MARTA” as they call it around here. Coming from Amman, my family had prepared a list of items they wanted me to bring home with me. So, I decided to go to the mall. I…

Traveling  Part One

  Work brings you a lot of experiences, some are good, some are bad, and some send you traveling to the other side of the world. My work sent me to the USA for the first time in my life , to Atlanta Georgia to be exact, and  I was so excited to go ….

Are You Confident or Loud?

When I was a child I used to associate confidence with the ability to speak up. However, as I grew older I came to realize that speaking up has nothing to do with it. After all, those people who boast about themselves, their achievements, and their skills are not necessarily confident. They could be just…

What Popularity Really Means

Ever since we were kids, we have always sought to be popular whether in school, among our friends, or in the family. Many of us then moved on to spend a good portion of our adult lives trying so hard to be liked by everyone we interacted with. It is only with time that we…

Little Ideas About Writing

Some people asked me where I get my writing ideas from and really I was flattered, especially since I don’t claim to be the expert and I see myself as someone who is always learning. They even asked if I have some “Writing Process” I follow. I put these words between quotation marks because really there…

You’ll Never Know the True Story

I did say I was going to write about Ramadan and  my Logic, but today there is a change in my plans, a change brought on by a post that made me have to stop and take notice. I was having my last cup of coffee before dawn when I flicked through my newsfeed only…

Fasting and My IQ

When I was kid , one of the most popular cartoons showing on TV was “Popeye the Sailor Man” It told a story of  a sailor who was weak and defeated until he had his spinach. When he had his spinach he made wonders happen. One mouthful of spinach was enough for him to make…

The Human Emotion Factory

In a world where beauty is converted into an industry and where hair colors are no longer subject to normal pigmentation but rather to a color palette determined by the fashion moguls, it is no wonder that basic human emotions would soon follow suit. Now we don’t say that someone was rude but rather that…

The Human Sting

Dear Reader, This post has been sitting in my drafts since last Wednesday and I was not sure whether or not I should post it. It might be one of the most personal posts I have ever written in my life, but at times you do need to get personal. For months, I have been…

Tala’s Timing – A Story of Defining Moments Part Two

As she got up, he followed her. He was shocked at himself as to why he was so intrigued by her. He watched her from a distance as she took photos of  the budding flowers in the grass. After about fifteen minutes of silence, he  then walked up to her to talk , marking the start…

The Seven Women You See in Any Gathering

In every gathering in Amman be it a wedding a funeral , or a family dinner you are bound to find these seven female personas. No  gathering is ever complete without them. See how many you can identify. 1: The Event Manager: Now aside from the actual host or hostess, bride, groom , or family…