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Freedom and the Zbourians…..

Not so long ago I came across two terminologies that made me smile… “Oligarchy” and “Kleptocracy”. An Oligarchy is “a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who pass their influence from one generation to the next.…

Picture taken from: The economist.

Love is not enough according to God….

Bacon tastes good. Sex is nice. Church is boring. The Bible is a tiny bit surrealistic (that part where he gives out free wine is really cool) and the Qor’an needs a software update or something. So yeah…. I think religions are basically earlier versions of the Harry Potter sequels…. and; lucky me… I get…

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Dear Ali…

Dear Ali, There are a few faces and a few corners that I consider landmarks in Beirut. Things that when you see, hear or feel can in themselves be a description of all that is Beirut. You were one of the faces. This is the second time I have mentioned you in this blog, and…

U2- 360 tour- Live in Turkey- september 2010- photo taken by Tarek Wheibi

Can music save Lebanon?

Every now and then i like to take a muted jog through Beirut. I say muted because I blast my earphones to a carefully selected “inspiring” playlist that subsequently makes me immune to any talk or speech that might pollute my ears. A sort of shield. This muted, musical walk is a sort of self…

Beirut at 5a.m

18 in Beirut…

If I had to breakdown my life into phases; I believe so far it has went something like this… from the day you are born till you are about 12 you mostly don’t exist; you just eat poop and sleep… Around the age of 12 you discover that you did not come out of a…