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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…