Doormats

Ever since we were kids our parents told us to be nice to anyone older than us, to not correct someone when they are saying something that is blatantly wrong, and to not tell a person that he or she is not saying the truth. We were even told to simply not respond when someone…

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…